|Scientific Name:||Lagorchestes leporides|
|Species Authority:||(Gould, 1841)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Australasian Mammal Assessment Workshop|
|Reviewer(s):||Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Extinct because this species has not been recorded since 1890.
|Range Description:||This species was endemic to south-eastern Australia. The last specimen was collected in 1890 (Strahan 2008).|
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|Population:||It is presumed to be extinct.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This little-known species appears to have inhabited open grassland plains (Strahan 2008).|
|Major Threat(s):||It has been suggested that an important factor in the decline of hare-wallabies has been the alteration of grassland habitat through trampling and grazing by sheep and cattle. The removal of aboriginal Australians from large areas by European settlers may also have contributed to loss of hare-wallabies by resulting in the removal of regular winter burning regimes and increasing the likelihood of devastating lightening-caused fires in summer months.|
|Conservation Actions:||Any reports of the persistence of this species, including finds of recent remains, should be investigated to determine whether it is possibly still extant.|
Maxwell, S., Burbidge, A. A. and Morris, K. 1996. The 1996 Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes. Australasian Marsupial and Monotreme Specialist Group, IUCN Species Survival Commission, Gland, Switzerland.
Nowak, R.M. 1991. Walker's Mammals of the World. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA and London, UK.
Strahan, R. 2008. Eastern Hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes leporides. In: S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds), The mammals of Australia. Third Edition, pp. 320-321. Reed New Holland, Sydney, Australia.
Thornback, J. and Jenkins, M. 1982. The IUCN Mammal Red Data Book. Part 1: Threatened mammalian taxa of the Americas and the Australasian zoogeographic region (excluding Cetacea). IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
|Citation:||Australasian Mammal Assessment Workshop 2008. Lagorchestes leporides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.|