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Species Lagorchestes hirsutus Gould, 1844

Rufous Hare-wallaby

Introduction

Subspecies not identified in Calaby & Richardson (1988: 61), synonymies followed Thomas (1907: 775).

 

Distribution

States

Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NT, SA, WA: Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Burt Plain (BRT), Carnarvon (CAR), Channel Country (CHC), Coolgardie (COO), Central Ranges (CR), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Gascoyne (GAS), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Jarrah Forest (JF), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mallee (MAL), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Murchison (MUR), Nullarbor (NUL), Pilbara (PIL), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Sturt Plateau (STU), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tanami (TAN), Warren (WAR), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Folivore, hummock grassland, low shrubland, nocturnal, subtropical.

 

General References

Agar, N.S. & Godwin, I.R. 1991. Red cell metabolism in brown antechinus, the bilby and the rufous hare-wallaby. Australian Journal of Zoology 39: 681-687

Bolton, B.L. & Latz, P.K. 1978. The western hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus (Gould) (Macropodidae), in the Tanami Desert. Australian Wildlife Research 5: 285-293

Bridie, A., Hume, I.D. & Hill, D.M. 1994. Digestive-tract function and energy requirements of the rufous hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus. Australian Journal of Zoology 42: 761-764

Calaby, J. & Richardson, B.J. 1988. Mammalia. In Walton, D.W. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 5. Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service Vol. 5 x, 274 pp. [Date published 13-Apr-88] [60]

Cole, J.R., Langford, D.G. & Gibson, D.F. 1994. Capture myopathy in Lagorchestes hirsutus (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). Australian Mammalogy 17: 137-138

Gibson, D.F., Lundie-Jenkins, G., Langford, D.G., Cole, J.R., Clarke, D.E. & Johnson, K.A. 1994. Predation by feral cats, Felis catus, on the rufous hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus, in the Tanami Desert. Australian Mammalogy 17: 103-106

Jarman, P.J. 1994. The eating of seedheads by species of Macropodidae. Australian Mammalogy 17: 51-63

Johnson, K.A., Gibson, D.F., Langford, D.G. & Cole, J.R. 1996. Recovery of the mala Lagorchestes hirsutus: a 30-year unfinished journey. pp. 155-161 in Stephen, S. & Maxwell, S. (eds). Back from the Brink: Refining the Threatened Species Recovery Process. Canberra : Australian Nature Conservation Agency.

Johnson, K.A. & Burbidge, A.A. 1995. Rufous Hare-wallaby Lagorchestes hirsutus. pp. 316-318 in Strahan, R. (ed.). The Mammals of Australia: The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney : Reed New Holland 756 pp.

Langford, D. & Burbidge, A.A. 2001. Translocation of mala from the Tanami Desert, Northern Territory to Trimouille Island, Western Australia. Australian Mammalogy 23: 37-46

Lundie-Jenkins, G. 1993. Ecology of the rufous hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus Gould (Marsupialia : Macropodidae), in the Tanami Desert, Northern Territory. I. Patterns of habitat use. Wildlife Research 20: 457-476

Lundie-Jenkins, G. 1993. Observations on the behaviour of the rufous hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus Gould (Macropodidae : Marsupialia) in captivity. Australian Mammalogy 16: 29-34

Lundie-Jenkins, G. 1993. Reproduction and growth to sexual maturity in the rufous hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus Gould, (Marsupialia : Macropodidae) in captivity. Australian Mammalogy 16: 45-49

Lundie-Jenkins, G., Corbett, L.K. & Phillips, C.M. 1993. Ecology of the rufous hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus Gould (Marsupialia : Macropodidae), in the Tanami Desert, Northern Territory. III. Interactions with introduced mammal species. Wildlife Research 20: 495-511

Lundie-Jenkins, G. Phillips, C.M. & Jarman, P.J. 1993. Ecology of the rufous hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus Gould (Marsupialia : Macropodidae). in the Tanami Desert, Northern Territory. II. Diet and feeding strategy. Wildlife Research 20: 477-494

Maxwell, S., Burbidge, A.A. & Morris, K. 1996. The 1996 Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes. Canberra : Wildlife Australia 234 pp.

Maxwell, S., Burbidge, A.A. & Morris, K. 1996. The 1996 Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes. Canberra : Wildlife Australia 234 pp.

McLean, I.G., Lundie-Jenkins, G., Jarman, P.J. & Kean, L.E. 1993. Copulation and associated behaviour in the rufous hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus. Australian Mammalogy 16: 77-79

McLean, I.G., Lundie-Jenkins, G. & Jarman, P.J. 1996. Teaching an endangered mammal to recognise predators. Biological Conservation 75: 51-62

McLean, I.G. & Lundie-Jenkins, G. 1993. Copulation and associated behaviour in the rufous hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus. Australian Mammalogy 16: 77-80

Pearson, D.J. 1989. The diet of the rufous hare-wallaby (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) in the Tanami Desert. Australian Wildlife Research 16: 527-535

Short, J., Turner, B., Majors, C. & Leone, J. 1997. The fluctuating abundance of endangered mammals on Bernier and Dorre Islands, Western Australia - conservation implications. Australian Mammalogy 20: 53-61

Short, J. & Turner, B. 1992. The distribution and abundance of the banded and rufous hare-wallabies, Lagostrophus fasciatus and Lagorchestes hirsutus. Biological Conservation 60: 157-166

Templeton, S.A. 1990. A report on the rufous hare-wallaby colony at the Territory Wildlife Park, N.T. Thylacinus, Journal of the Australian Society of Zookeepers 15: 19-22

Thomas, O. 1907. List of further collections of mammals from Western Australia, including a series from Bernier Island, obtained for Mr. W.E. Balston; with field-notes by the collector, Mr. G.C. Shortridge. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1906: 763-777 [Apr. 1907; publication date established from Duncan, F.M. 1937. On the dates of publication of the Society's 'Proceedings', 1859–1926. With an appendix containing the dates of publication of 'Proceedings', 1830–1858, compiled by the late F.H. Waterhouse, and of the 'Transactions', 1853–1869, by the late Henry Peavot, originally published in P.Z.S. 1893, 1913. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 107: 71–84 [76]]

 

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