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Range DescriptionThis is an Australian endemic species. The subspecies L.v. verreaux occurs in eastern Australia, from mid southeast Queensland to the northern Tablelands of New South Wales and the central and southern coast of New South Wales. It is also in the eastern corner of Victoria. The extent of occurrence of the subspecies is approximately 236,400km2. It occurs from near sea level (below 50m asl) to probably at least 800m asl. Museum and field notes indicated that the subspecies L.v. alpina was once widespread and abundant throughout much of the high country of southeast Australia. Recent searches have been conducted for the subspecies at 150 locations, including historical locations, throughout Alpine National Park (Victoria), Kosciuszko National Park (New South Wales), Bimberi Nature Reserve (New South Wales) and Namadgi National Park (Australian Capital Territory). The extent of occurrence of the subspecies is approximately 3,200km2 (map in Osborne et al. 1999).