Lagorchestes asomatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Diprotodontia Macropodidae

Scientific Name: Lagorchestes asomatus
Species Authority: Finlayson, 1943
Common Name(s):
English Kuluwarri, Central Hare Wallaby

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Burbidge, A. & Johnson, K.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Extinct because Lagorchestes asomatus is known only from a single skull taken in 1932, although oral history suggests that it might have survived until the early 1960s.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Extinct (EX)
1994 Extinct (Ex)
1990 Extinct (Ex)
1988 Extinct (Ex)
1986 Extinct (Ex)
1982 Extinct (Ex)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This endemic Australian species is known only from a single skull found in the Lake Mackay area on the Western Australia – Northern Territory border. It has not been recorded since the collection of this specimen in 1932. There are oral history records presumed to be of this species up to the early 1960s (Burbidge et al. 1988).
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: It is presumed to be extinct.
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabited desert sand plains and dunes with spinifex (Triodia) hummock grassland (Burbidge et al. 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Important factors in the decline of hare-wallabies are predation by introduced cats and foxes, and possibly changed fire regimes (A. Burbidge pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Burbidge, A. & Johnson, K. 2008. Lagorchestes asomatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T11160A3258155. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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