from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of Australian marsupial mammals of the family Macropodidæ, having the muffle hairy as in Macropus; the hare-kangaroos.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A mammal genus comprising the hare wallabies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun hare wallabies


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  • Of the 26 species of threatened Australian mammals, 5 are found on Bernier and Dorre islands; burrowing bettong Bettongia lesueur, rufous hare-wallaby Lagorchestes hirsutus, banded hare-wallaby L. fasciatus, Shark Bay mouse Pseudomys praeconis and western barred bandicoot Perameles bougainville.

    Shark Bay, Australia

  • The mammal fauna includes unusually abundant populations of the spectacled hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes conspicillatus), especially in the lancewood-bullwaddy thickets, and the northern nailtail wallaby (Onychogalea unguifera), especially in grasslands and open woodlands along the margins between black-soil plains and red loamy soils.

    Victoria Plains tropical savanna

  • However, rufous hare-wallaby Lagorchestes hirsutus (R), burrowing bettong Bettongia lesueur (R) and common brush-tail possum Trichosurus vulpecula have been eradicated in the past 80 years although reintroduction is being considered.

    Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

  • The Lagorchestes is very common on the plains to the north of Gawler Town, but is so swift as generally to elude the dogs.

    Expedition into Central Australia


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