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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Marsupialia
Family:Vombatidae
Genus:Lasiorhinus
Genus species:Lasiorhinus latifrons

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:75-95 cm
Height:30 cm
Weight:18-32 kg
Identification:The Southern hairy-nosed wombat has gray-brown fur, a broad blunt head, and short muscular legs.
Habitat:Semiarid and arid zones, plains, open woodlands, shrublands
Diet:Herbivore: plant material
Reproduction:After being born between September and January, the single young remains in its mother's pouch for five months and does not leave its mother for another two years.
Wombats are solitary animals except during the mating season.
Behavior:Powerful diggers, wombats will often burrow into the ground to escape the heat.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:In one tunnel made by a wombat, the diameter was so large that a child could have crawled the entire distance through it.

Other Information

Geographic:Western Australia
Southern Australia
Date:1972-01 Subjects:marsupial
Southern hairy-nosed wombat
Lasiorhinus
Wombats
Diprotodontia
Marsupials
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata