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SPECIES Vombatus ursinus

Author:Shaw, 1800.
Citation:Gen. Zool. Syst. Nat. Hist., 1(2, Mammalia): 504.
Common Name:Common Wombat
Type Locality:Australia, Tasmania, Bass Strait, Cape Barren Isl.
Distribution:E New South Wales, S Victoria, SE South Australia, Tasmania, islands in the Bass Strait, and extreme SE Queensland (Australia).
Status:IUCN Vulnerable as V. u. ursinus, Lower Risk (lc) as V. usrinus. Common.
Comments:Subspecies uncertain; marked differences in size exist between insular and mainland wombats, but there are wide overlaps.
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Synonyms:

    angasii (Gray, 1863)
    assimilis (Krefft, 1872)
    bassii (Lesson, 1827)
    fossor (Desmarest, 1804)
    fuscus (Tiedemann, 1808)
    hirsutum (Perry, 1810)
    mitchelli (Owen, 1838)
    niger (Gould, 1863)
    platyrhinus (Owen, 1853)
    setosus (Gray, 1863)
    tasmaniensis (Spencer and Kershaw, 1910)
    vombatus (Leach, 1815)
    wombat (Voigt, 1802)

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