Facts for the Wombat Information Center were gathered from the sources listed below. All reasonable attempts have been made to insure the information is factual and up to date; however, we can assume no liability for its accuracy. If you find any errors or omissions, please don't hesitate to contact us at
A Bare-nosed wombat in a zoo (courtesy of Womland, used with permission)
All Bare-nosed wombat photographs are from the Womland Website. Pictures are used with permission.
All Hairy nosed wombat photographs are courtesy of Wendy Morphett and are also used with permission.
Text, graphics, and design copyright ©2003 Peter Marinacci. Edited by RLB Hartmann. All Rights Reserved.
WOMBAT WEBSITE REFERENCES
- Wombadilliac: Russell the Wombat's Burrow website. Raising Common wombats and wombat information. (Website no longer available.)
- The Perth Zoo website. Southern hairy-nosed wombats.
- Wells, R. T. Fauna of Australia, Volume 1b Mammalia. Chapter 32, Vombatidae. Online pdf version of this chapter on wombats is 1.4 mb.
- University of Edinburgh, Natural History Collection. Wombat information, plus pictures of a Bare-nosed wombat skeleton and skull.
- Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Bare-nosed and Hairy nosed wombat information.
- University of Michigan. Animal Diversity Web Information about the family Vombatidae (wombats).
- University of Michigan. Animal Diversity Web. Information about the very rare Northern hairy-nosed wombat.
- University of Michigan. Animal Diversity Web. Scientific information about the Southern hairy-nosed wombat.
- University of Michigan. Animal Diversity Web. Common wombat information.
- Wombat Rise Sanctuary. Information about wombats, including caring and raising them. (Website no longer available.)
- Grech, Alana. Using GIS and ASTER Imagery to Evaluate the Preferred Habitat of the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat in the Far West Coast District, South Australia. Southern hairy nosed wombat study. (Article no longer online.)
- Tasmania Parks & Wildlife. Tasmanian wombats.
- Massicot, Paul. Animal Info: Wombats. Northern hairy-nosed wombat info with references.
- Geddes, Proo. Earth Sanctuaries. Raising Southern hairy-nosed wombats. (No longer online.)
- Unique Australian Animals. Northern hairy-nosed wombat.
- Walker, Faith. PhD Research on Northern Hairy-nosed wombats. Study of Southern hairy nosed wombats with links to other scientific papers.
- Kingsley, Danny. Nosing out wombat's habits. ABC Science Online, 18 June 2002.
- Environmental Protection Agency, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat.
- Environmental Protection Agency, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Dingo Fence to Protect Wombats. (Article no longer online.)
- Wood, Glenys. Ventilation of the burrow of the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, Lasiorhinus latifrons, in bushland near the Murray River at Morgan in South Australia. Scientific article on the ventilation of wombat burrows.
- Brain Biodiversity Bank. Study and pictures of a Bare-nosed wombat brain.
- Will's Skull Page. Photographs of a Bare-nosed wombat skull.
- Quantum Television-Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Partial transcript of a Wombat program.
- Barboza PS, Hume ID. Hindgut fermentation in the wombats: two marsupial grazers. J Comp Physiol [B]. 1992;162(6):561-6. Abstract of article, from PubMed.
- Martin RW, Handasyde KA, Skerratt LF. Current distribution of sarcoptic mange in wombats. Aust Vet J. 1998 Jun;76(6):411-4. Abstract of article, from PubMed.
- Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland. Hairy nosed wombat wildlife survey.
- Ikufumi Makino. Wombat home page. Collection of wombat information and references, including a list of captive wombats in Australia and Japan.
- Ladywildlife's Common Wombat Page. Essay on the Common wombat.
- Ross A. Hamilton, Peter G. Stanton, Liza O'Donnell, Vernon R. Steele, David A. Taggart and Peter D. Temple-Smith. Determination of Seasonality in Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons) by Analysis of Fecal Androgens. Biology of Reproduction 63, 526-531 (2000).
- PBS. Tasmania: Land of the devils. Information on the animals of Tasmania, including the Bare-nosed wombat.
- Woodford, James. The Secret Life Of Wombats. Radio National Program with Robyn Williams. Oct 7, 2001.
- Fourth Crossing Wildlife. Information on the care and rescue of native Australian animals.
- Wombat Births Article and pictures of the birth of Goldie, a Southern hairy-nosed wombat, in October 2006.
WOMBAT REFERENCES IN PRINT
- Barboza, Peter S. "Wombats." Natural History, Dec 1995, Vol 104 Issue 12, pg 26.
- Burton, Maurice. The World Encyclopedia of Animals. Funk & Wagnals, New York 1971.
- Byers, John A. "Play's the Thing." Natural History, July/Aug 1999, Vol 108 Issue 6, pg 40.
- Corfield, Richard (producer). "Wombats: Bulldozers of the Bush." Transcript of TV documentary, October 1999.
- Grzimek, Bernhard. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, Vol 10 Mammals I. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York 1972.
- Millard, John (producer). "The Wombat Boy." Transcript of TV documentary, March 2002.
- Moeller, Heinz F. Grzimek's Encyclopedia of Mammals, Vol 1. McGraw-Hill, New York 1990.
- Wells, R. T. Fauna of Australia, Volume 1b Mammalia. Chapter 32, Vombatidae.
- Nowak, Ronald M. Walker's Mammals of the World, Vol I, Sixth Edition. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1999.
- Burton, Maurice. The International Wildlife Encyclopedia, Vol 19. Marshall Cavendish, New York 1970.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom, Vol 5. The Dansbury Press 1971.
- Vaughan, Terry A. Mammalogy, Third Edition. Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia 1986.
- Mathew, L. Harrison. The Life of Mammals, Vol 2. The Weidenfeld and Nicolson Natural History, London 1971.
- Jenkins, Marie M. Kangaroos, Opossums, and Other Marsupials. Holiday House, New York 1975.
- Barrington, E. J. W. Life of Marsupials. Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe, Australia 1973.
- Voelker, William. The Natural History of Living Mammals. Plexus Publishing, New Jersey 1986.
- Horup, Alan. Recovery Plan for the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii) 1998 - 2002. Queensland Government.
- McInnis, Douglas. "Down a Wombat Hole" Highlights for Children, Oct 2003, Vol. 58 Issue 10, pg 16.
- Stone, Lynn M. Wombats: Australian Animal Discovery Library. 1990.
- NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Threatened Species Information: Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat. Sept 1999.
- Zoological Parks and Gardens Board of Victoria. Southern Hairy nosed wombat. 2003.
- RW Martin, KA Handasyde, LF Skerratt. Current distribution of sarcoptic mange in wombats. Aust Vet J Vol 76, No 6, June 1998.
- Sam C. Banks, Simon, D. Hoyle, Alan Horsup, Paul Sunnucks, Andrea C. Taylor. Demographic monitoring of an entire species (the northern hairy-nosed wombat, Lasiorhinus krefftii) by genetic analysis of non-invasively collected material. Animal Conservation (2003) 6, 1-10.
- The northern hairy-nosed wombat. Geography for Global Citizens, second edition. 2004.
OTHER WOMBAT WEBSITES
- Womland Thousands of photographs of wombats, mostly in Japanese zoos.
- The Wombat Foundation Information aboout the critically endangered Northern Hairy-nosed wombat.
- Wombat Protection Society of Australia Raises funds for projects that will protect wombats and their habitat.
- Tasmania Wombats Brief wombat info and a wombat video.
- Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat Article from the Australian government.
- Wombania Comic strip about Wombies, genetically altered wombats.
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