southern hairy-nosed wombat

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  • Info The southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) is one of three species of wombats. more...
  • The breeding of the southern hairy-nosed wombat occurs when their favoured food is at its peak growth rates.
  • The harsh environment in which the southern hairy-nosed wombat lives is further reflected in its energetics.
  • As such, the southern hairy-nosed wombat produces very dry faeces, with water contents as low as 40%.
  • The Northern hairy-nosed wombat shares its genus with one other extant species, the Southern hairy-nosed wombat.
  • Compared to the common wombat, the southern hairy-nosed wombat has a larger temporalis muscle and a smaller masseter muscle.
  • Also, unlike the northern hairy-nosed wombat, the southern hairy-nosed wombat's nasal bone is longer than the frontal bone.
  • The Gawler Ranges are home to several larger mammals, like the southern hairy-nosed wombat and the endangered yellow-footed rock wallaby.
  • Located in the Mallee scrub of South Australia, it was the first sanctuary established specifically for the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat.
  • Much of the southern hairy-nosed wombat's diet is Stipa nitida, which grows around its warren complex and are trimmed as it grazes.
  • Dakalanta's fauna includes the Malleefowl and the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat.
  • 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.
  • Threatened animal species either known or thought likely to be present on Bon Bon include Plains-wanderer, Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, Chestnut-breasted Whiteface, Thick-billed Grasswren and Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat.