Lagorchestes leporides (lep'-or-ee'-dayz : "hare-like dancing-hare")
Status : Extinct
The Eastern Hare-wallaby inhabited the south-east of Australia and more than likely became extinct towards the end of the nineteenth century.
During the day the Eastern Hare-wallaby slept in it shelter which it excavated under large tussocks, and foraged at night.
When disturbed it would run in a zig-zag hare-like manner often making prodigious leaps of 1.8 metres or more.
Nothing is know of its diet or reproductive biology.
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