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Plate XIV: Phascolomys ursinus. "Length of head and body about 38 inches. Distribution.- Tasmania and he islands of the Bass Straights. Habits.- Like most marsupials, the Wombats are essentially nocturnal animals, remaining concealed throughout the day in their subterranean quarters from whence they issue forth at night to feed. They are the only members of the Diprotodont division of the order which are thoroughly fossorial, and it appears that they generally evacuate their own dwellings in the ground, although they may take advantage of natural clefts or holes."