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Lasiorhinus krefftii (Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat)

Wikipedia Abstract

The northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii), also known as the yaminon, 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.
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 Map 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 Map 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

Link to Map
Australia;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Groves C.P., 28-Nov-2006, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
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.
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access