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Lasiorhinus krefftii (Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat)

Wikipedia Abstract

The northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii) is one of three species of wombats. It is one of the rarest large mammals in the world and is critically endangered. Its historical range extended across New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland as recently as 100 years ago, but it is now restricted to one place, a 3-km2 range within the 32-km2 Epping Forest National Park in Queensland. In 2003, the total population consisted of 113 individuals, including only around 30 breeding females.
View Wikipedia Record: Lasiorhinus krefftii

Infraspecies

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Lasiorhinus krefftii

EDGE Analysis

This heavily-built marsupial is the largest known herbivorous burrowing mammal. It has a distinctive broad muzzle covered in fine hairs, and powerful limbs for burrowing. Nocturnal and mostly solitary, the wombat spends its days in a burrow and comes out at night to feed on grass. The species has suffered greatly since European settlement. It has lost much of its habitat to farming, and is predated by introduced mammals such as dingos. Today only a single colony remains, protected by a dingo-proof fence.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
13
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
82
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 26.14
EDGE Score: 6.07
View EDGE Record: Lasiorhinus krefftii

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  68.34 lbs (31.00 kg)
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  30 years
Weaning [1]  1 year

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Brigalow tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Mitchell grass downs Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Epping Forest National Park II 6795 Queensland, Australia  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Epping Forest National Park Australia

Prey / Diet

Fimbristylis dichotoma (forked fimbry)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Oesophagostomoides eppingensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Paramoniezia johnstoni <Unverified Name>[3]
Paramoniezia suis <Unverified Name>[3]

Range Map

Australia;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Species Profile and Threats Database, Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access