Activity patterns of the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) (Marsupialia : Vombatidae) in the South Australian Murraylands

Finlayson, G. R., White, C. R., Dibben, R., Shimmin, G. A. and Taggart, D. A. (2010) Activity patterns of the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) (Marsupialia : Vombatidae) in the South Australian Murraylands. Australian Mammalogy, 32 1: 39-46.


Author Finlayson, G. R.
White, C. R.
Dibben, R.
Shimmin, G. A.
Taggart, D. A.
Title Activity patterns of the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) (Marsupialia : Vombatidae) in the South Australian Murraylands
Journal name Australian Mammalogy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0310-0049
1836-7402
Publication date 2010-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/AM09024
Volume 32
Issue 1
Start page 39
End page 46
Total pages 8
Place of publication Collingwood, VIC, Australia
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract The southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) is a large, semifossorial, herbivorous marsupial, adapted to a harsh and unpredictable environment in semi-arid Australia. Limited information is available on the biology and general behaviour of the species. The present study examines monthly variability in ‘nocturnal’ activity patterns. Data-loggers were used to investigate the effect of climate on 57 months of activity patterns of 18 wombats between 1999 and 2004. The average period of activity across the study was 6.27±0.24 h in duration across the study. Multiple excursions above ground were more common in September and significantly correlated with both available water and median temperature. Periods of activity were strongly correlated with temperature across the entire study.
Keyword Activity
Burrow
Data-loggers
Marsupial
Wombat
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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