Ringtail Possum
Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Mammals (Mammalia)
Order: Kangaroos & Wombats (Diprotodontia)
Family: Wombat (Vombatidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)
This Photo:     🔍Front, showing claws🔎

Thank you Alan Melville & RudyNature for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Nocturnal, but can rarely come out in the day to warm in the sun.
They vary in colour from dusky brown to dark grey.
They often have a light grey patch on the nose as well as eye highlights (above and below the eye).
Very fast runners, but don't get much nutrition out of their grass feed, so best not to disturb them.
Baby wombats are called "Pinkies" as they don't have any hair. They are only ever seen due to the mothers being killed and people removing the babies to try and save them.

Copyright © 2009-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Apr-2009
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)