The ‘Common Wombat’…what’s in a name?

Currently, there are three extant species of Wombat: The ‘Northern hairy-nosed Wombat’ (Lasiorhinus krefftii) listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ The ‘Southern hairy-nosed Wombat’ (Lasiorhinus latifrons) listed as ‘Near Threatened’ The ‘Common Wombat’ (Vombatus Ursinus) listed at ‘Least Concern’. The ‘Common Wombat’, was first documented by colonial settler, George Shaw in 1800. The perception this title creates, is that …

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