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Lasiorhinus latifrons (Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat)

Wikipedia Abstract

The southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) is one of three species of wombats. It is found in scattered areas of semiarid scrub and mallee from the eastern Nullarbor Plain to the New South Wales border area. It is the smallest of all three wombat species. The young often do not survive dry seasons. It is the state animal of South Australia.
View Wikipedia Record: Lasiorhinus latifrons

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 26.14
EDGE Score: 3.3


Adult Weight [1]  56.22 lbs (25.50 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  1 grams
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 6 months
Male Maturity [1]  1 year 6 months
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  21 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  30 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  10 months 12 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Coolgardie woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Eyre and York mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Great Victoria desert Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Nullarbor Plains xeric shrublands Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Tirari-Sturt stony desert Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Nullarbor National Park 1428583 South Australia, Australia      
Nullarbor Regional Reserve 5606609 South Australia, Australia      
Yalata Indigenous Protected Area 1147137 South Australia, Australia      
Yellabinna Regional Reserve 4944322 South Australia, Australia      

Emblem of

South Australia


Boopia dubia[3]
Echidnophaga myrmecobii (Red flea)[3]


Parasitized by 
Boopia dubia[3]
Echidnophaga calabyi[4]
Echidnophaga cornuta[4]
Echidnophaga octotricha[4]
Echidnophaga perilis (Rabbit stickfast flea)[4]
Eimeria ursini <Unverified Name>[3]
Eimeria wombati <Unverified Name>[3]
Giardia duodenalis <Unverified Name>[3]
Lycopsylla lasiorhini[4]
Lycopsylla nova[3]
Macropostrongyloides lasiorhini <Unverified Name>[5]
Oesophagostomoides lasiorhini <Unverified Name>[5]
Oesophagostomoides longispicularis <Unverified Name>[5]
Oesophagostomoides stirtoni <Unverified Name>[5]
Paramoniezia johnstoni <Unverified Name>[5]
Progamotaenia diaphana <Unverified Name>[5]
Toxoplasma gondii <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zoo
Australia Zoo
Chicago Zoological Park
Cleland Wildlife Park
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Dreamworld Pty Ltd
Melbourne Zoo
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Perth Zoological Gardens
San Diego Zoo
Taronga Zoo
Toronto Zoo

Range Map




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
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
4International Flea Database
5Gibson, 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 WWF 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
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