Lake Mackay hare-wallaby

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Lake Mackay hare-wallaby[1]
Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Lagorchestes
Species: L. asomatus
Binomial name
Lagorchestes asomatus
Finlayson, 1943

The Lake Mackay hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes asomatus), also known as the central hare-wallaby or kuluwarri, is an extinct species of macropod formerly found in central Australia. Very little is known about it.[3]

The Lake Mackay hare-wallaby is known only from a single animal collected in 1932 between Mount Farewell and Lake Mackay in the Northern Territory. Only the skull was kept, and this is all the evidence scientists have today for the Lake Mackay hare-wallaby's existence. Its habitat is believed to have been desert sandhills.[3]


  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. ^ Burbidge, A. & Johnson, K. (2008). Lagorchestes asomatus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is listed as extinct
  3. ^ a b Menkhorst, Peter (2001). A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Oxford University Press. p. 108. 

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