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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Vombatidae — containing only the common wombat.

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  • While the system is still in almost universal use for the naming and categorizing of creatures -- especially in the form of the binomial nomenclature, where species are given a scientific, Latinate name comprised of a generic and specific descriptor (e.g. the common wombat is known as Vombatus ursinus) -- it has largely been replaced as a framework for describing origins by creation science's Australopithecus.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Australian gazetteers offer up dozens of topographical features that carry the name of the common wombat (Vombatus ursinus).

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The mammals include a number of well-known animals such as the eastern grey kangaroo Macropus giganteus, the red-necked wallaby M. rufogriseus, wallaroo M. robustus, koala Phasocarctos cinereus and wombat Vombatus ursinus, the greater glider Petaurus volans, the squirrel glider P. norfolcensis, mountain brushtailed possum Trichosurus caninus; also the rarer spotted-tailed quoll Dasyurus maculatus (VU), long-nosed potoroo Potorous tridactylus (VU), yellow-bellied glider Petaurus australis and brush-tailed rock wallaby Petrogale penicillata (VU).

    Greater Blue Mountains Area, Australia

  • Wombats (Vombatus ursinus tasmaniensis) are widespread on Tasmania, with a separate subspecies on Flinders Island, V.u. ursinus.

    Tasmanian temperate forests

  • The Australian mainland Common wombat (Vombatus ursinus hirsutus) is one of the three subspecies of common wombats.

    Wombat Rape of Man in New Zealand

  • Species seen here include red-necked wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus), swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor), common wombat (Vombatus ursinus), the rare spotted-tail quoll (Dasyurus maculatus VU), and Australia's two monotremes, the echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) and the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), which occurs up to 1,300 m.

    Australian Alps montane grasslands

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