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Vombatidae - Wombats

 

Classification

 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Mammalia
 Order: Diprotodontia
 Family:Vombatidae

Common WombatThere are three species of medium to large-sized marsupials in this family. Wombats are found in Australia.

Wombats are brown and have stocky bodies; short, powerful legs; short snouts; and short tails. Wombats use their strong front legs and long, strong claws to burrow into the ground. In fact, the wombat is the largest burrowing mammal.

Wombats are mostly nocturnal, but they can be active during the day. Wombats eat grasses, herbs, leaves, roots, sedges, and bark.

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct Data Deficient Data Deficient
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist.

U.S. Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Endangered in US Endangered in US
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife Click on U.S. status icon to go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife species profile.
 

New Hampshire Status Key
Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from NH Fish and Game

Location Key
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New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

None
  None

Species Around the World

Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat - Lasiorhinus krefftii  Critically Endangered Australia More Info
Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat - Lasiorhinus latifrons  Near Threatened Australia More Info
Common Wombat - Vombatus ursinus  Least Concern Australia image More Info
   

Additional Information

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Common Wombat - Vombatus ursinus  profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The common wombat is found in southeastern Australia and in Tasmania and on Flinders Island.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Common Wombat - Vombatus ursinus  profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The common wombat is nocturnal.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat - Lasiorhinus krefftii profile Photos  Critically Endangered Australia
The northern hairy-nosed wombat is only found in the Epping Forest National Park in Queensland, Australia.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat - Lasiorhinus krefftii profile Photos Video  Critically Endangered Australia
 The northern hairy-nosed wombat is the world's largest known herbivorous burrowing mammal.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat - Lasiorhinus krefftii profile Photos   Critically Endangered Australia
 There are only around 240 northern hairy-nosed wombats in the wild.
Source: Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat - Lasiorhinus krefftii profile Photos  Critically Endangered Australia
The southern hairy-nosed wombat is found in southern central Australia.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat - Lasiorhinus krefftii profile Photos Video  Critically Endangered Australia
The southern hairy-nosed wombat is slightly smaller than the common wombat and the northern hairy-nosed wombat and its fur is a little redder.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No