Lagostrophus fasciatus albipilis (Gould, 1842:2)

South-western banded hare-wallaby, Munning, Munnine



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lagorchestes albipilis Gould, 1842 (basionym)


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: 1906 (Kitchener et al., 1980)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct


A possible report of a banded hare-wallaby from south-west WA appears to have been made during the late 1960's or 1970 (Anonymous, 1970).



Western Australia (south-western), Australia

Type locality: "near York [Western Australia]" (Glauert, 1933:27) / "Wongan Hills, W.A." (Calaby & Richardson, 1988:63)


Biology & Ecology




Lectotype: BMNH (male; skin & damaged skull) (designated by Thomas, 1922:128; Calaby & Richardson, 1988:63)






Original scientific description:

Gould, John. (1842). Description of two new species of kangaroos from Western Australia (Macropus ocydromus, Lagorchestes albipilis). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10: 1-5.


Other references:

Abbott, Ian. (2001). Aboriginal names of mammals species in south-west Western Australia. CALMScience 3(4): 433-486.

Abbott, Ian. (2008). Historical perspectives of the ecology of some conspicuous vertebrate species in south-west Western Australia. Conservation Science W. Aust. 6(3): 1-214.

Anonymous. (1970). Was it a banded hare wallaby? S.W.A.N.S. 1(1): 9.

Bamford, Mandy et al. (2009). Mammals of the Avon Region. Bentley, W.A.: Department of Environment and Conservation. 132 pp. [pp. 84-85]

Calaby, J. H. and Richardson, B. J. (1988). Macropodidae, pp. 60-80. In: Walton, D. W. (ed.). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 5. Mammalia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. x + 273 pp. [p. 63]

Glauert, Ludwig. (1933). The distribution of the marsupials in Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 19: 17-32.

Helgen, Kristofer M. and Flannery, Timothy F. (2003). Taxonomy and historical distribution of the wallaby genus Lagostrophus. Australian Journal of Zoology 51(3): 199-212.

How, R. A., Cooper, N. K. and Bannister, J. L. (2001). Checklist of the mammals of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement No. 63: 91-98.

Jackson, Stephen and Groves, Colin. (2015). Taxonomy of Australian Mammals. Clayton South, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 529 pp. [p. 170]

Kitchener, D. J., Chapman, A., Muir, B. G. and Palmer, M. (1980). The conservation value for mammals of reserves in the western Australian wheatbelt. Biological Conservation 18(3): 179-207. [last specimen in WA Wheatbelt collected in 1906]

Prideaux, Gavin J. and Warburton, Natalie M. (2023). A review of the late Cenozoic genus Bohra (Diprotodontia: Macropodidae) and the evolution of tree-kangaroos. Zootaxa 5299(1): 1-95.

Richards, J., Morris, K., Burbidge, A. and Friend, T. (2008). Lagostrophus fasciatus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 24 September 2011.

Sanders, A. and Harold, G. (1991). An Inventory of Mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles in the Wheatbelt Region of Western Australia. Internal report of Department of Conservation and Land Management, Perth (unpubl.).

Sims, C. V. and Short, J. C. (2023). Banded Hare-wallaby, Lagostrophus fasciatus, pp. 390-391. In: Baker, Andrew M. and Gynther, Ian C. (eds.). Strahan’s Mammals of Australia (4th ed.). Wahroonga, NSW: Reed New Holland Publishers. 848 pp.

Thomas, Oldfield. (1888). Catalogue of the Marsupialia and Monotremata in the collection of the British Museum (Natural History). London: British Museum (Natural History). xiii + 401 pp, including 33 pls.

Thomas, Oldfield. (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.

Thomas, Oldfield. (1922). A selection of lectotypes of the typical Australian marsupials in the British Museum collection. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 10: 127-128.

Troughton, Ellis Le Geyt. (1944). The kangaroo family - hare wallabies. The Australian Museum Magazine 8(7): 229-233.,com_docman/task,doc_details/Itemid,1288/gid,119/


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