Hares are a widespread and successful group. The brown, or European hare, Lepus europaeus, is native to and common in the British Isles, and the varying hare (L. timidus scotius) whose coat changes to white in winter, is found in Scotland. Hare of various species also range through Europe, China, and India, and across the African grasslands. In the New World, animals which would be considered hares in Europe are commonly called rabbits, e.g. the Californian jack rabbit (L. californicus) and the snowshoe rabbit (L. americanus). The European hare has been introduced in N. America, Chile, and Australasia.