The only noise the Tasmanian wombat makes is a low hissing, but the hairy-nosed wombat is said to emit a short quick grunt when annoyed.
It may be added that there are some marsupials, such as the wombat, koala, marsupial ant-eater and the dasyures, FIG.
Here may be noticed three genera of large extinct marsupials from the Pleistocene of Australia whose affinities appear to ally them to the wombat-group on the one hand and to the phalangers on the other.
Bear, Australian.-See Wombat, below.
Wombat, Koala or Australian Bear.
On the other hand, the considerably smaller Nototherium, characterized by its sharp and broad skull and smaller incisors, seems to have been much more wombat-like, and may perhaps have possessed similar burrowing habits.
All the teeth are Tasmanian Wombat (Phascolomys ursinus).
The large wombat of the mainland is variable in colour, some individuals being pale yellowish brown, others dark grey and some black.