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Lagorchestes hirsutus ssp. nov. 'Tanami Desert'

Tanami rufous hare-wallaby (proposed), Rufous hare-wallaby (central mainland form), Mala (generic), Rufous hare-wallaby (generic)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: between 1987 and 1991 (Johnson et al. 1996)

 

Distribution

Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Bolton, B. L. and Latz, P. K. (1978). The western hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus (Gould) (Macropodidae), in the Tanami Desert. Australian Wildlife Research 5(3): 285-293. [Abstract]

Courtenay, J. M. (1993). The systematics of the hare-wallabies Lagorchestes Gould 1841 and Lagostrophus Thomas 1887. Ph.D. Thesis, Australian National University, Canberra.

Department of the Environment (2014). Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp. in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: https://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Sun, 3 Aug 2014 14:58:22 +1000.

Eldridge, Mark D. B. et al. (2018). Genetic analysis of three remnant populations of the rufous hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes hirsutus) in arid Australia. Australian Mammalogy. https://doi.org/10.1071/AM17008 [Abstract]

Gibson D.F., K.A. Johnson, D.G. Langford, J.R. Cole, D.E. Clarke & Willowra Community (1995). The rufous hare-wallaby Lagorchestes hirsutus: a history of experimental reintroduction in the Tanami Desert, Northern Territory. In: Serena, M , ed. Reintroduction biology of Australian and New Zealand fauna. Page(s) 171-176. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton.

Johnson, K. A. and Burbidge, A. A. (1995). Rufous Hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus, pp. 316-318. In: Strahan, Ronald (ed.). The Mammals of Australia. Chatswood, N.S.W.: Reed Books. 756 pp.

Johnson K.A., D.F. Gibson, D.G. Langford & J.R. Cole (1996). Recovery of the mala Lagorchestes hirsutus: a 30-year unfinished journey. In: Stephens, S. & S. Maxwell, eds. Back from the brink: refining the threatened species recovery process. Page(s) 155-161. Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd, Chipping Norton.

Langford, D. C. and Burbidge, A. A. (2001). Translocation of the mala ([i]Lagorchestes hirsutus[/i]) from the Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, to Trimouille Island, Western Australia. Australian Mammalogy 23(1): 37-46.

Lundie-Jenkins, G. (1993b). 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. (1993c). Ecology of the rufous hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus Gould (Marsupialia: Macropodidae), in the Tanami Desert, Northern Territory. 1. Patterns of habitat use. Wildlife Research. 20:457-476.

Lundie-Jenkins G. 1995. Recovery Plan for the Mala, Lagorchestes hirsutus. Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra (unpublished).

Lundie-Jenkins, G., C.M. Phillips & P.J. Jarman (1993a). Ecology of the rufous hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus Gould (Marsupialia: Macropodidae), in the Tanami Desert, Northern Territory. 2. Diet and feeding strategy. Wildlife Research. 20:477-494.

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.

McLean I.G., G. Lundie-Jenkins & P.J. Jarman (1995). Training captive rufous hare-wallabies to recognize predators. In: Serena, M., ed. Reintroduction biology of Australian and New Zealand fauna. Page(s) 177-182. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton.

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

Parker, Shane A. (1973). An annotated checklist of the native land mammals of the Northern Territory. Records of the South Australian Museum 16(11): 1-57.

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

Richards, J.D. (2012). Rufous Hare-Wallaby (Lagorchestes hirsutus) National Recovery Plan. [Online]. Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation. Available from: https://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/recovery/rufous-hare-wallaby.html

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