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Common Wombat

Vombatus ursinus


This photograph was taken in captivity.

1 Species ID Suggestions

DavidAlder 8 years ago
Bare Nosed Wombat
Vombatus ursinus

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peneglos a year ago

Thank you, DavidAlder, for that bit of information. That's what I'd been understanding too. Our group, Wombats SA, is in the process of developing an online game for schoolchildren to help them appreciate and value wombats. Because it will be in our school systems, I wanted to be sure I could verify all the information we are sharing. Thanks again!

DavidAlder a year ago

The name Bare Nosed Wombat was introduced by the Founder of the Wombat Protection Society because it was felt that the Common Wombat was no longer common. There is no documentation as far as I know. However, the change in name has been widely accepted by the academic community, Authorities and the broader community. The title has been used at the National Wombat Conferences held in Albury and Penrith and the Mange Conferences held in Canberra.

peneglos a year ago

DavidAlder - If you are still in contact, could you please provide some documentation for the reasons for the name change from Common to Bare-nosed? I whole-heartedly support the name change, but have had trouble now (in 2020) documenting the reason/s. Thank you for your help.

DavidAlder 8 years ago

Unfortunately it is becoming less and less common, hense the move by those of us working to help the wombat to have its common name changed to the Bare Nosed Wombat. This also puts it more and more in line withe Hairy Nosed Wombats

Shari_Wildlife 8 years ago

it also goes by the common name 'common wombat' it is tagged at the sunshine coast because it was taken at Australia Zoo. Apologies for not having filled out the info :(

DavidAlder 8 years ago

This is a Bare Nosed Wombat that does not naturally occur at Maroochydore. Where were these photos taken?

metreebug 8 years ago


anamlc 10 years ago

it's kiut

lori.tas 10 years ago

Wombats are the coolest. That looks like a young one.

Hema 10 years ago


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Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Apr 19, 2010
Submitted on Jun 21, 2011


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