Lasiorhinus krefftii krefftii (Owen, 1873)

Pleistocene hairy-nosed wombat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



New South Wales, Australia


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: BM 42601

Type locality: "colI. Krefft,1866 or 1869 in Breccia Cave" (Dawson, 1985:65)






Dawson, Lyndall. (1985). Marsupial fossils from Wellington Caves, New South Wales; the historic and scientific significance of the collections in the Australia Museum, Sydney. Records of the Australian Museum 37(2): 55-69.

Flannery, Timothy Fridtjof, Kendall, Paula and Wynn-Moylan, Karen (illustrator). (1990). Australia's Vanishing Mammals: Endangered and Extinct Native Species. Surry Hills, N.S.W.: RD Press. 192 pp.

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

Kirsch, J. A. W. and Calaby, J. H. (1977). The species of living marsupials, an annotated list. In: Stonehouse, B. and Gilmore, D. (eds.). Biology of Marsupials. Melbourne: MacMillan.

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.


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