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Vombatus ursinus (Common Wombat; coarse-haired wombat)

Wikipedia Abstract

The common wombat (Vombatus ursinus), also known as the coarse-haired wombat or bare-nosed wombat, is a marsupial, one of three species of wombats and the only one in the genus Vombatus. The common wombat grows to an average of 98 cm (39 in) long and a weight of 26 kg (57 lb).
View Wikipedia Record: Vombatus ursinus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 29.21
EDGE Score: 3.41


Adult Weight [1]  56.22 lbs (25.50 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  1 grams
Female Maturity [1]  2 years
Male Maturity [1]  2 years
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  27 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  30 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  11 months 20 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Australian Alps montane grasslands Australia Australasia Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Eastern Australian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Naracoorte woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southeast Australia temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southeast Australia temperate savanna Australia Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Tasmanian Central Highland forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tasmanian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tasmanian temperate rain forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bald Rock National Park II 21998 New South Wales, Australia
Coorong National Park II 121235 South Australia, Australia
Croajingolong National Park II 217067 Victoria, Australia
Dunggir National Park II 6402 New South Wales, Australia
Girraween National Park II 28978 Queensland, Australia
Kosciuszko National Park II 1705480 New South Wales, Australia
Southwest National Park II 1531400 Tasmania, Australia
Wilson's Promontory National Park II 119279 Victoria, Australia


Prey / Diet

Chloris ventricosa (Australian windmill grass)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anostostoma australasiae (King Cricket)1
Macropus rufus (Red Kangaroo)1


Canis lupus dingo (domestic dog)[3]


Parasitized by 
Anoplotaenia dasyuri <Unverified Name>[4]
Baylisascaris tasmaniensis <Unverified Name>[4]
Boopia tarsata[5]
Echidnophaga eyrei[6]
Echidnophaga myrmecobii (Red flea)[6]
Echidnophaga perilis (Rabbit stickfast flea)[6]
Echinococcus granulosus[4]
Eimeria arundeli <Unverified Name>[5]
Fasciola hepatica (common liver fluke)[4]
Lycopsylla nova[6]
Macropostrongyloides lasiorhini <Unverified Name>[4]
Marsupostrongylus coulstoni <Unverified Name>[4]
Oesophagostomoides giltneri <Unverified Name>[4]
Oesophagostomoides longispicularis <Unverified Name>[4]
Paramoniezia johnstoni <Unverified Name>[4]
Phascolostrongylus turleyi <Unverified Name>[4]
Phascolotaenia comani <Unverified Name>[4]
Progamotaenia diaphana <Unverified Name>[4]
Progamotaenia festiva <Unverified Name>[4]
Progamotaenia vombati <Unverified Name>[5]
Strongyloides spearei <Unverified Name>[4]
Taenia hydatigena <Unverified Name>[4]
Toxoplasma gondii <Unverified Name>[5]
Toxoplasma wenyoni <Unverified Name>[5]
Triplotaenia undosa <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Albuquerque Biological Parktasmaniensis
Australia Zoo
Blackbutt Reservehirsutum
Cleland Wildlife Park
Dreamworld Pty Ltd
Dusit (Bangkok) Zoological Park
Healesville Sanctuaryhirsutum
Melbourne Zoohirsutum
National Zoo & Aquariumhirsutum
Tama Zoological Park
Taronga Zoo
Western Plains Zoohirsutum
Wild Animal Park Mechelen Planckendaelhirsutum
Zoo Duisburg AG
Zoo Hannover GmbHhirsutum

Range Map

Australia; Croajingolong;



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
3Who's Eating Who
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
5Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
6International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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