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Species Profile and Threats Database


For information to assist proponents in referral, environmental assessments and compliance issues, refer to the Policy Statements and Guidelines (where available), the Conservation Advice (where available) or the Listing Advice (where available).
 
In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Endangered as Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp.
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, this species had a recovery plan in force at the time the legislation provided for the Minister to decide whether or not to have a recovery plan (19/2/2007).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans Rufous Hare-Wallaby (Lagorchestes hirsutus) National Recovery Plan (Richards, J.D., 2012) [Recovery Plan] as Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp..
 
Other EPBC Act Plans Threat Abatement Plan for Predation by the European Red Fox (Environment Australia (EA), 1999a) [Threat Abatement Plan].
 
Threat Abatement Plan for Predation by Feral Cats (Environment Australia (EA), 1999b) [Threat Abatement Plan].
 
Policy Statements and Guidelines Survey guidelines for Australia's threatened mammals. EPBC Act survey guidelines 6.5 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2011j) [Admin Guideline].
 
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Declaration under s178, s181, and s183 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of threatened species, List of threatened ecological communities and List of threatening processes (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000) [Legislative Instrument] as Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp..
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
NT:Threatened Species of the Northern Territory-Mala, Rufous Hare-wallaby Lagorchestes hirsutus (central mainland form) (Pavey, C., 2006q) [Information Sheet].
WA:Fauna Species Profiles - Rufous Hare-wallaby or Mala Lagorchestes hirsutus (Gould, 1844) (Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation (WA DEC), 2010i) [Information Sheet].
Non-government
    Documents and Websites
The action plan for threatened Australian macropods 2011-2021 (World Wildlife Fund for Nature - Australia (WWF), 2011).
State Listing Status
WA: Listed as Endangered (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013) as Lagorchestes hirsutus ssp. (NTMU2430)
Scientific name Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp. [66640]
Family Macropodidae:Diprotodonta:Mammalia:Chordata:Animalia
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Other names Lagorchestes hirsutus ssp. (NTMU2430) [84899]
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp.in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006ok) [Internet].
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. (Lundie-Jenkins, G., C.M. Phillips & P.J. Jarman, 1993a) [Journal].
Biological Resource Use:Hunting and Collecting Terrestrial Animals:Harvesting for scientific purposes Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp.in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006ok) [Internet].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp.in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006ok) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit, European Rabbit) Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp.in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006ok) [Internet].
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. (Lundie-Jenkins, G., C.M. Phillips & P.J. Jarman, 1993a) [Journal].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or predation Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox, Fox) Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp.in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006ok) [Internet].
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. (Gibson D.F., K.A. Johnson, D.G. Langford, J.R. Cole, D.E. Clarke & Willowra Community, 1995) [Book].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or predation Felis catus (Cat, House Cat, Domestic Cat) Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp.in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006ok) [Internet].
Predation by feral cats, Felis catus, on the rufous hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus, in the Tanami Desert. Australian Mammalogy. 17:103-107. (Gibson, D.F., G. Lundie-Jenkins, D.G. Langford, J.R. Cole, D.E. Clarke & K.A. Johnson, 1994) [Journal].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Camelus dromedarius (Dromedary, Camel) Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp.in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006ok) [Internet].
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. (Lundie-Jenkins, G., C.M. Phillips & P.J. Jarman, 1993a) [Journal].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp.in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006ok) [Internet].
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. (Johnson K.A., D.F. Gibson, D.G. Langford & J.R. Cole, 1996) [Book].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp.in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006ok) [Internet].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Lagorchestes hirsutus unnamed subsp. in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:21:51 +1000.