Lasiorhinus krefftii gillespiei (De Vis, 1900:16)

Moonie River wombat, Southern Queensland hairy-nosed wombat, Gillespie's wombat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Phascolomys gillespiei De Vis, 1900:16 (basionym); Wombatula gillespiei (De Vis, 1900:16); Lasiorhinus gillespiei (De Vis, 1900:16); Lasiorhinus latifrons gillepspiei (De Vis, 1900:16)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1891 (De Vis, 1900:14)



Moonie River, south-eastern Queensland, Australia

Type locality: "Bullanon Station, Moonie River, SE Qld." (Dawson, 1988:48)


Biology & Ecology





QM J13143 (young male; skin & skull) (Dawson, 1988:48)

QM J13144 (skin & skull) (Dawson, 1988:48)

QM J13145 (skull) (Dawson, 1988:48)






Original scientific description:

De Vis, Charles W. (1900). A new species of hairy-nosed wombat. Annals of the Queensland Museum 5: 14-16, pl. ix-x.


Other references:

Aitken, P. (1979). The status of endangered Australian wombats, bandicoots and the marsupial mole, pp. 61-65. In: Tyler, Michael J. (ed.). The Status of Endangered Australasian Wildlife. Adelaide: Royal Zoological Society of South Australia.

Crowcroft, Peter. (1965). Studies on the hairy-nosed wombat Lasiorhinus latifrons (Owen, 1845). Records of the South Australian Museum 15: 383-397.

Dawson, Lyndall. (1983). The taxonomic status of small fossil wombats (Vombatidae: Marsupialia) from Quaternary deposits, and of related modern wombats. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 107: 101-123.

Dawson, L. J. (1988). Vombatidae, pp. 48-50. In: Walton, D. W. (ed.). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 5. Mammalia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. x + 273 pp. [p. 48]

Frith, H. J. (1979). Wildlife Conservation, revised edition. Angus & Robertson. xiv + 416 pp. [p. 298, p. 338-339 (species account)]

Goodwin, Harry A. and Goodwin, J. M. (1973). List of mammals which have become extinct or are possibly extinct since 1600. Int. Union Conserv. Nat. Occas. Pap. 8: 1-20.

Horsup, A. and Johnson, C. N. (2023). Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat, Lasiorhinus krefftii, pp. 205-207. In: Baker, Andrew M. and Gynther, Ian C. (eds.). Strahan’s Mammals of Australia (4th ed.). Wahroonga, NSW: Reed New Holland Publishers. 848 pp.

Iredale, Tom and Troughton, Ellis Le Geyt. (1934). A check-list of the mammals recorded from Australia. Mem. Aust. Mus. 6: i-xii, 1-122.

Jackson, Stephen and Groves, Colin. (2015). Taxonomy of Australian Mammals. Clayton South, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 529 pp. [p. 99]

Johnson, Chris N. and Gordon, G. (1995). Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat, Lasiorhinus krefftii, pp. 200-201. In: Strahan, Ronald (ed.). The Mammals of Australia. Chatswood, N.S.W.: Reed Books. 756 pp.

Le Souef, A. S. and Burrell, Harry. (1926). The Wild Animals of Australasia. London: Harrap. 388 pp.

Longman, H. A. (1939). A central Queensland wombat. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 11: 283-287.

Ride, W. D. L. (1970). A Guide to the Native Mammals of Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Tate, G. H. H. (1951). The Wombats (Marsupialia, Phascolomyidae). American Museum Novitates 1525: 1-18.

Thornback, Jane and Jenkins, Martin (compilers). (1982). The IUCN Mammal Red Data Book. Part 1: Threatened Mammalian Taxa of the Americas and the Australasian Zoogeographic Region (Excluding Cetacea). Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 516 pp.

Woinarski, John, Burbidge, Andrew and Harrison, Peter. (2014). The Action Plan for Australian Mammals 2012. Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 1056 pp.


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