Taxon profile


Common Wombat
Vombatus ursinus (Shaw, 1800)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Diprotodontia - diprotodont marsupials »  family Vombatidae - wombats »  genus Vombatus

Scientific synonyms

Didelphis wombat Voigt, 1802
Phascolomis ursinus
Phascolomys niger Gould, 1863
Phascolomys platyrhinus Owen, 1853
Phascolomys ursinus (Shaw, 1800)

Other names

= Coarse-haired Wombat
= Forest Wombat
= Naked-nosed Wombat

Least Concern


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Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Vombatus ursinus hirsutus (Perry, 1810) - Australian Common Wombat

Vombatus ursinus hirsutus - Australian Common Wombat

subspecies Vombatus ursinus tasmaniensis (Spencer & Kershaw, 1910)

Vombatus ursinus tasmaniensis

subspecies Vombatus ursinus ursinus (Shaw, 1800)

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [e079f94d-3d7f-4deb-ae29-053fec4d1b53]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Vombatus ursinus (Shaw, 1800)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Vombatus ursinus Shaw, 1800]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [1413:nacktnasenwombat]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Vombatus ursinus (Shaw, 1800)]
CZ Anděra M. (2011): České názvy živočichů. Savci (Mammalia). Dodatek 1 – Vačnatí (Metatheria), Lynx, n. s. Praha [as Vombatus ursinus]
Data retrieved on: 8 March 2011

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