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Temporal range: Recent[2]
Eastern Hare-wallaby Pengo.jpg
Eastern hare-wallaby
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Macropodiformes
Family: Macropodidae
Subfamily: Macropodinae
Genus: Lagorchestes
Gould, 1841
Type species
Macropus leporides
Gould, 1841

Lagorchestes is a genus containing all but one of the species referred to as hare-wallabies. It has four species, two of which are extinct:

The oldest known fossil of Lagorchestes is an 11,000-year-old one of the extant spectacled hare-wallaby.[2]


  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 62–63. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b The Paleobiology Database