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

Lasiorhinus is the genus containing the two hairy-nosed wombats, which are found in Australia. The species are:

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 Least Concern. Conversely, the northern hairy-nosed wombat is categorised as Critically Endangered and only survives in a 3-km2 range within the Epping Forest National Park in Queensland, but formerly also existed in Victoria and New South Wales.


  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). "Genus Lasiorhinus". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 43–44. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.