Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAVS: 1197

Species Lagostrophus fasciatus (Péron & Lesueur, 1807)

Banded Hare-wallaby


Subspecies not identified in Calaby & Richardson (1988: 62), synonymies followed Thomas (1888: 100).




Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Found on Bernier and Dorre Ils, extinct on the mainland.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


WA: Coolgardie (COO), Central Ranges (CR), Dampierland (DL), Gibson Desert (GD), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), Murchison (MUR), Nullarbor (NUL), Tanami (TAN)

Ecological Descriptors

Closed scrub, folivore, herbivore, nocturnal, terrestrial, territorial.


General References

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]

Flannery, T.F. 1983. Revision of the macropodid subfamily Sthenurinae (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) and the relationships of the species of Tropsodon and Lagostrophus. Australian Mammalogy 6: 15-28

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

Prince, R.I.T. 1995. Banded Hare-wallaby Lagostrophus fasciatus. pp. 406-408 in Strahan, R. (ed.). The Mammals of Australia: The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney : Reed New Holland 756 pp.

Richards, J.D., Short, J., Prince, R.I.T., Friend, J.A. & Courtenay, J.M. 2003. The biology of the banded (Lagostrophus fasciatus) and rufous (Lagorchestes hirsutus) hare-wallabies (Diprotodontia: Macropodidae) on Dorre and Bernier Islands, Western Australia. Wildlife Research 28: 311-322

Ride, W.D.L., Mees, G.F., Douglas, A.M., Royce, R.D. & Tyndale-Biscoe, C.H. 1962. The results of an expedition to Bernier and Dorre Islands, Shark Bay, Western Australia. Fauna Bulletin of the Fishery Department of Western Australia 1962: 1-131

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

Thomas, O. 1888. Catalogue of the Marsupialia and Monotremata in the Collection of the British Museum (Natural History). London : British Museum xiii 401 pp. 28 pls. [3 Nov. 1888]

Tyndale-Biscoe, C.H. 1965. The female uro-genital system and reproduction of the marsupial Lagostrophus fasciatus. Australian Journal of Zoology 13: 255-267


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)
29-Nov-2016 05-Nov-2010 MOVED
29-Oct-2010 29-Oct-2010 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)