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CAVS: 1193

Species Lagorchestes conspicillatus Gould, 1842

Spectacled Hare-wallaby



Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Present on Barrow Is.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NT, Qld, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Burt Plain (BRT), Central Arnhem (CA), Carnarvon (CAR), Channel Country (CHC), Central Kimberley (CK), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Coolgardie (COO), Central Ranges (CR), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Finke (FIN), Gascoyne (GAS), Gibson Desert (GD), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Murchison (MUR), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW North Coast (NNC), Nullarbor (NUL), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Pilbara (PIL), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Sturt Plateau (STU), Tanami (TAN), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Folivore, hummock grassland, nocturnal, open forest, subtropical, tall shrubland, terrestrial, tussock grassland.


General References

Bakker, H.R. & Bradshaw, S.D. 1983. Renal function in the spectacled hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes conspicillatus: effects of dehydration and protein deficiency. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 101-108

Bakker, H.R. & Bradshaw, S.D. 1989. Rate of water turnover and electrolyte balance of an arid-zone marsupial, the spectacled hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes conspicillatus) on Barrow Island. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 92(A): 521-529

Burbidge, A.A. & Johnson, P.M. 1995. Spectacled Hare-wallaby Lagorchestes conspicillatus. pp. 313-315 in Strahan, R. (ed.). The Mammals of Australia: The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney : Reed New Holland 756 pp.

Dawson, W.R. & Bennett, A.F. 1971. Thermoregulation in the marsupial Lagorchestes conspicillatus. Journal of Physiology 63: 239-241

Hayman, D. & Sharp, P. 1981. Verification of the structure of the complex sex chromosome system in Lagorchestes conspicillatus Gould (Marsupialia: Mammalia). Chromosoma (Berlin) 83: 263-274

Ingleby, S. 1991. Distribution and status of the spectacled hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes conspicillatus. Wildlife Research 18: 501-519

Ingleby, S. & Westoby, M. 1992. Habitat requirements of the spectacled hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes conspicillatus) in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Wildlife Research 19: 721-741

Johnson, P.M. 1993. Reproduction of the spectacled hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes conspicillatus Gould (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) in captivity, with age estimation of the pouch young. Wildlife Research 20: 97-101

Johnston, P.M. & Lyon, B.J. 1985. The spectacled hare-wallaby in Queensland. Queensland Agricultural Journal 111: 116

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.

McCosker, J.C. 1997. The ecology and conservation of spectacled hare-wallabies Lagorchestes conspicillatus in central Queensland. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis. Brisbane : University of Queensland.

Press, A.J. 1988. The distribution and status of macropods (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory. Australian Mammalogy 11: 103-108

Short, J. & Turner, B. 1991. Distribution and abundance of spectacled hare-wallabies and euros on Barrow Island, Western Australia. Wildlife Research 18: 421-429


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
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12-Feb-2010 (import)