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This is a list of mammals of Western Australia, including both native and naturalised species.

Native




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Monotremata (monotremes)

Tachyglossidae

  • Short-beaked echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus

Marsupialia (marsupials)

Dasyuromorphia (marsupial carnivores)

Dasyuridae
  • Kultarr, Antechinus laniger endemic
  • Yellow-footed antechinus, Antechinus flavipes
  • Brush-tailed mulgara, Dasycercus blythi
  • Crest-tailed mulgara, Dasycercus cristicauda
  • Kaluta, Dasykaluta rosamondae
  • Western quoll, Dasyurus geoffroii
  • Northern quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus
  • Wongai ningaui, Ningaui ridei
  • Pilbara ningaui, Ningaui timealeyi endemic
  • Southern ningaui, Ningaui yvonnae
  • Dibbler, Parantechinus apicalis endemic
  • Red-tailed phascogale, Phascogale calura
  • Brush-tailed phascogale, Phascogale tapoatafa
  • Long-tailed planigale, Planigale ingrami
  • Common planigale, Planigale maculata
  • Fat-tailed pseudantechinus, Pseudantechinus macdonnellensis
  • Ningbing false antechinus, Pseudantechinus ningbing
  • Rory Cooper's false antechinus, Pseudantechinus roryi
  • Woolley's pseudantechinus, Pseudantechinus woolleyae endemic
  • Carpentarian dunnart, Sminthopsis butleri
  • Fat-tailed dunnart, Sminthopsis crassicaudata
  • Little long-tailed dunnart, Sminthopsis dolichura
  • Gilbert's dunnart, Sminthopsis gilberti
  • White-tailed dunnart, Sminthopsis granulipes endemic
  • Grey-bellied dunnart, Sminthopsis griseoventer endemic
  • Hairy-footed dunnart, Sminthopsis hirtipes
  • Long-tailed dunnart, Sminthopsis longicaudata
  • Stripe-faced dunnart, Sminthopsis macroura
  • Ooldea dunnart, Sminthopsis ooldea
  • Sandhill dunnart, Sminthopsis psammophila
  • Red-cheeked dunnart, Sminthopsis virginiae
  • Lesser hairy-footed dunnart, Sminthopsis youngsoni
Myrmecobiidae
  • Numbat, Myremecobius fasciatus)

Peramelemorphia (bandicoots and bilbies)

†Chaeropodidae
  • †Pig-footed bandicoot, Chaeropus ecaudatus - extinct
Peramelidae
  • Golden bandicoot, Isoodon auratus
  • Northern brown bandicoot, Isoodon macrourus
  • Southern brown bandicoot, Isoodon obesulus
  • Western barred bandicoot, Perameles bougainville
  • †Desert bandicoot, Perameles eremiana - extinct
Thylacomyidae
  • Bilby, Macrotis lagotis
  • †Lesser bilby, Macrotis leucura - extinct

Notoryctemorphia (marsupial moles)

Notoryctidae
  • Northern marsupial mole, Notoryctes caurinus
  • Southern marsupial mole, Notoryctes typhlops

Diprotodontia

Vombatiformes (wombats and koalas)
Vombatidae
  • Southern hairy-nosed wombat, Lasiorhinus latifrons
Macropodiformes (kangaroos and wallabies)
Potoroidae
  • Burrowing bettong, Bettongia lesueur
  • Woylie, Bettongia penicillata)
  • Gilbert's potoroo, Potorous gilbertii endemic
  • Broad-faced potoroo, Potorous platyops - extinct
Macropodidae
  • Central hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes asomatus
  • Spectacled hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes conspicillatus
  • Mala, Lagorchestes hirsutus
  • Banded hare-wallaby, Lagostrophus fasciatus endemic
  • Agile wallaby, Macropus agilis
  • Antilopine wallaroo, Macropus antilopinus
  • Tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii
  • Western grey kangaroo, Macropus fuliginosus
  • Western brush wallaby, Macropus irma endemic
  • Euro, Macropus robustus
  • Red kangaroo, Macropus rufus
  • †Crescent nail-tail wallaby, Onychogalea lunata - extinct
  • Northern nail-tail wallaby, Onychogalea unguifera
  • Short-eared rock-wallaby, Petrogale brachyotis
  • Monjon, Petrogale burbidgei
  • Nabarlek, Petrogale concinna
  • Black-flanked rock-wallaby, Petrogale lateralis
  • Rothschild's rock-wallaby, Petrogale rothschildi endemic
  • Quokka, Setonix brachyurus endemic
Phalangeriformes (possums and gliders)
Phalangeridae
  • Common brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula
  • Scaly-tailed possum, Wyulda squamicaudata endemic
Petauridae
  • Sugar glider, Petaurus breviceps
Pseudocheiridae
  • Rock ringtail possum, Petropseudes dahli
  • Western ringtail possum, Pseudocheirus occidentalis endemic
Burramyidae
  • Western pygmy possum, Cercartetus concinnus
Tarsipedidae
  • Honey possum, Tarsipes rostratus endemic

Chiroptera (bats)

Pteropidae (fruitbats)
  • Northern blossom-bat, Macroglossus minimus
  • Black flying fox, Pteropus alecto
  • Little red flying-fox, Pteropus scapulatus
Megadermatidae
  • Ghost bat, Macroderma gigas
Hipposideridae
  • Dusky leaf-nosed bat, Hipposideros ater
  • Northern leaf-nosed bat, Hipposideros stenotis
  • Orange leaf-nosed bat, Rhinonicteris aurantius
Emballonuridae
  • Yellow-bellied sheath-tailed bat, Saccolaimus flaviventris
  • Common sheath-tailed bat, Taphozous georgianus
  • Hill's sheath-tailed bat, Taphozous hilli
Vespertilionidae
  • Gould's wattled bat, Chalinolobus gouldii
  • Chocolate wattled bat, Chalinolobus morio
  • Hoary wattled bat, Chalinolobus nigrogriseus
  • Western false pipistrelle, Falsistrellus mackenziei endemic
  • Common bent-wing bat, Miniopterus schreibersii
  • Large-footed bat, Myotis moluccarum
  • Arnhem long-eared bat, Nyctophilus arnhemensis
  • Northwestern long-eared bat, Nyctophilus bifax
  • Lesser long-eared bat, Nyctophilus geoffroyi
  • Gould's long-eared bat, Nyctophilus gouldi
  • Greater long-eared bat, Nyctophilus timoriensis
  • Pygmy long-eared bat, Nyctophilus walkeri
  • Northern pipistrelle, Pipistrellus westralis
  • Western broad-nosed bat, Scotorepens balstoni
  • Little broad-nosed bat, Scotorepens greyii
  • Northern broad-nosed bat, Scotorepens sanborni
  • Inland forest bat, Vespadelus baverstocki
  • Northern cave bat, Vespadelus caurinus
  • Yellow-lipped cave bat, Vespadelus douglasorum endemic
  • Finlayson's cave bat, Vespadelus finlaysoni
  • Southern forest bat, Vespadelus regulus
Molossidae
  • Northern freetail bat, Chaerephon jobensis
  • Beccari's freetail bat, Mormopterus beccarii
  • Little northern freetail bat, Mormopterus loriae
  • Southern freetail bat, Mormopterus planiceps
  • White-striped freetail bat, Tadarida australis

Rodentia (rodents)

Muridae (rats and mice)
  • Rio Negro brush-tailed rat, Conilurus penicillatus
  • Rakali, Hydromys chrysogaster
  • Forrest's mouse, Leggadina forresti
  • Short-tailed hopping mouse, Leggadina lakedownensis
  • Lesser stick-nest rat, Leporillus apicalis - extinct
  • Greater stick-nest rat, Leporillus conditor
  • Grassland melomys, Melomys burtoni
  • Black-footed tree-rat, Mesembriomys gouldii
  • Golden-backed tree-rat, Mesembriomys macrurus
  • House mouse, Mus musculus - naturalised exotic
  • Spinifex hopping mouse, Notomys alexis
  • Long-tailed hopping mouse, Notomys longicaudatus - extinct
  • Big-eared hopping mouse, Notomys macrotis - extinct
  • Mitchell's hopping mouse, Notomys mitchelli
  • Ash-grey mouse, Pseudomys albocinereus
  • Plains rat, Pseudomys australis
  • Bolam's mouse, Pseudomys bolami
  • Western pebble-mound mouse, Pseudomys chapmani endemic
  • Delicate mouse, Pseudomys delicatulus
  • Desert mouse, Pseudomys desertor
  • Shark Bay mouse, Pseudomys fieldi
  • Sandy inland mouse, Pseudomys hermannsburgensis
  • Kimberley mouse, Pseudomys laborifex (also known as the Kimberley pebble-mound mouse)
  • Western chestnut mouse, Pseudomys nanus
  • Western mouse, Pseudomys occidentalis endemic
  • Heath mouse, Pseudomys shortridgei
  • Pacific rat, Rattus exulans - naturalised exotic
  • Bush rat, Rattus fuscipes
  • Brown rat, Rattus norvegicus - naturalised exotic
  • Black rat, Rattus rattus - naturalised exotic
  • Pale field rat, Rattus tunneyi
  • Long-haired rat, Rattus villosissimus
  • Common rock rat, Zyzomys argurus
  • Central rock rat, Zyzomys pedunculatus
  • Kimberley rock rat, Zyzomys woodwardi endemic
Sciuridae (squirrels)
  • Indian palm squirrel, Funambulus pennanti - naturalised exotic

Lagomorpha (hares)

Leporidae
  • Rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus - naturalised exotic

Sirenia (sea cows)

Dugonidae
  • Dugong, Dugong dugon

Cetacea cetaceans

Balaenidae

  • Southern right whale, Eubalaena australis

Balaenopteria

  • Dwarf minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata
  • Antarctic minke whale, Balaenoptera bonaerensis
  • Sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis
  • Bryde's whale, Balaenoptera edeni
  • Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
  • Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
  • Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae

Neobalaenidae

  • Pygmy right whale, Caperea marginata

Physeteridae

  • Sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus

Kogiidae

  • Pygmy sperm whale, Kogia breviceps
  • Dwarf sperm whale, Kogia sima

Ziphiidae

  • Arnoux's beaked whale, Berdius arnuxii
  • Southern bottlenose whale, Hyperoodon planifrons
  • Andrews' beaked whale, Mesoplodon bowdoini
  • Blainville's beaked whale, Mesoplodon densirostris
  • Gray's beaked whale, Mesoplodon grayi
  • Hector's beaked whale, Mesoplodon hectori
  • Strap-toothed whale, Mesoplodon layardi
  • True's beaked whale, Mesoplodon mirus
  • Shepherd's beaked whale, Tasmancetus shepherdi
  • Cuvier's beaked whale, Ziphius cavirostris

Delphinidae

  • Short-beaked common dolphin, Delphinus delphis
  • Pygmy killer whale, Feresa attenuata
  • Short-finned pilot whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus
  • Long-finned pilot whale, Globicephala melas
  • Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
  • Fraser's dolphin, Lagenodelphis hosei
  • Southern right whale dolphin, Lissadelphis peronii
  • Australian snubfin dolphin, Orcaella heinsohni
  • Killer whale, Orcinus orca
  • Melon-headed whale, Peponocephala electra
  • False killer whale, Pseudorca crassidens
  • Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, Sousa chinensis
  • Spotted dolphin, Stenella attenuata
  • Striped dolphin, Stenella coeruleoalba
  • Spinner dolphin, Stenella longirostris
  • Rough-toothed dolphin, Steno bredanensis
  • Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops aduncus
  • Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus

Carnivora (Carnivores)

Otariidae (fur seals)

  • New Zealand fur seal, Arctocephalus forsteri
  • Subantarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus tropicalis
  • Australian sea lion, Neophoca cinerea

Phocidae (seals)

  • Leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx
  • Crabeater seal, Lobodon carcinophagus
  • Southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina

Canidae (dogs)

  • Dog, Canis lupus - naturalised exotic
  • Dingo, Canis lupus dingo - naturalised exotic
  • Red fox, Vulpes vulpes - naturalised exotic

Felidae (cats)

  • Cat, Felis catus - naturalised exotic

Mustelidae (polecats)

  • Ferret, Mustela putorius - naturalised exotic

Perissodactyla

Equidae

  • Donkey, Equus asinus - naturalised exotic
  • Horse, Equus caballus - naturalised exotic

Artiodactyla

Suidae

  • Pig, Sus scrofa - naturalised exotic

Camelidae

  • Camel, Camelus dromedarius - naturalised exotic

Bovidae

  • Water buffalo, Bubalus bubalis - naturalised exotic
  • Goat, Capra hircus - naturalised exotic

Cervidae

  • Fallow deer, Dama dama - naturalised exotic

Naturalised


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The following mammals are not native to Western Australia, but have naturalised there:

  • Camelus dromedarius (one-humped camel)
  • Capra hircus (goat)
  • Equus asinus (donkey)
  • Equus caballus (horse)
  • Felis catus (house cat)
  • Funambulus pennantii (five-lined palm squirrel)
  • Mus musculus (house mouse)
  • Oryctolagus cuniculus (European rabbit)
  • Rattus exulans (Pacific rat)
  • Rattus norvegicus (brown rat)
  • Rattus rattus (black rat)
  • Sus scrofa (pig)
  • Vulpes vulpes (red fox)

References


Saltwater crocodile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Checklist of the Vertebrate Fauna of Western Australia (WA Museum)


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