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|Southern hairy-nosed wombat|
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|
|Lasiorhinus krefftii||Northern hairy-nosed wombat||Queensland|
|Lasiorhinus latifrons||Southern hairy-nosed wombat||from the eastern Nullarbor Plain to the New South Wales border area.|
- †Lasiorhinus angustidens (fossil)
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