Lagostrophus fasciatus albipilis Gould, 1842

South-western banded hare-wallaby, Munning, Munnine



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lagorchestes albipilis Gould, 1842


Conservation Status


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


Biology & Ecology




Type locality: "The type was collected near York [Western Australia] by Preiss" (Glauert, 1933:27)






Original scientific description:

Gould, John. (1842). Description of two new species of kangaroos from Western Australia. 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]

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]

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.).

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.

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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