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Conference introduction

The 6th World Lagomorph Conference took place from the 4-8 July 2022 in Montpellier, France.

The World Lagomorph Conference, which takes place every four years, brings together researchers and experts on rabbits, hares, and pikas from all over the world. This quadriennal meeting organised on behalf of the World Lagomorph Society is a great opportunity to share and exchange information on the natural history, ecology, evolution, behaviour, physiology, genetics, morphology, diseases, management and conservation of wild lagomorphs.


Thanks to all participants and sponsors!

WLC6 group photo



About the WLC6 logo

  Silhouette de Gabillou   The WLC6 logo represents the only confirmed prehistoric cave drawing of a Leporidae. It was found in the cave of Gabillou near Mussidan (Dordogne, France), less than 500 km away from Montpellier. It may have been drawn between 17 000 and 12 000 years BP. This 6th World Lagomorph Conference goes back to the origins of Lagomorph science!   

Gaussen J. (1964). La grotte ornée de Gabillou (Près Mussidan, Dordogne). Publications de l’Institut de Préhistoire de l’Université de Bordeaux.  Imprimerie Delmas, Bordeaux, France.

See also this reference.

We are grateful to the owner of the cave for her permission to use this drawing.



Lepus europaeus

Ochotona gloveri

Oryctolagus cuniculus

Lepus townsendii

Ochotona princeps

Lepus granatensis

Brachylagus idahoensis

Ochotona curzoniae

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