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Southern hairy-nosed wombat
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Vombatidae
Genus: Lasiorhinus
Gray, 1863
Type species
Lasiorhinus latifrons
Owen, 1845

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Lasiorhinus is the genus containing the two extant hairy-nosed wombats, which are found in Australia. The southern hairy-nosed wombat is found in some of the semiarid to arid regions belt from New South Wales southwest to the South Australia-Western Australia border. The IUCN categorises it as Near Threatened. Conversely, the northern hairy-nosed wombat is categorised as Critically Endangered and only survives in a 3-square-kilometre (1.2 sq mi) range within the Epping Forest National Park in Queensland, but formerly also existed in Victoria and New South Wales.


The genus includes the following species:

Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
Haarnasenwombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii).jpg Lasiorhinus krefftii Northern hairy-nosed wombat Queensland
Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat.jpg Lasiorhinus latifrons Southern hairy-nosed wombat from the eastern Nullarbor Plain to the New South Wales border area.


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