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Species profile—Vombatus ursinus (common wombat)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Vombatidae (Wombats) → Vombatus ursinus (common wombat)

Photo of Vombatus ursinus (common wombat) - Queensland Government,1997

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Vombatidae (Wombats)
Scientific name
Vombatus ursinus (Shaw, 1800)
Common name
common wombat
Type reference
Shaw, G. (1800). General Zoology, or systematic natural history. Quadrupeds. London: G. Kearsley Vol. 1 Pt 2 pp. i-viii 249-552 [504].
WildNet taxon ID
831
Alternate name(s)
naked-nosed wombat
bare-nosed wombat
island wombat
forest wombat
coarse-haired wombat
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Near threatened
Back on Track (BoT) status
Medium
Conservation significant
Yes
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=831

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
23 October 2019
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