List of monotremes and marsupials of Australia

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This is a sub-list of the list of mammals of Australia

Mammals are divided into two subclasses based on reproductive techniques: egg laying mammals (the monotremes), and live birth mammals. The second subclass is divided into two infraclasses: pouched mammals (the marsupials) and placental mammals.

Australia is home to two of the five extant species of monotremes and the majority of the world's marsupials (the remainder are from Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia and the Americas). The taxonomy is somewhat fluid; this list generally follows Menkhorst and Knight[1] and Van Dyck and Strahan,[2] with some input from the global list, which is derived from Gardner and Groves.[3][4]

This is a sub-list of the list of mammals of Australia.

Conservation status listed follows the IUCN red list of threatened species (v. 2013.2; data current at 5 March 2014[5]):
EX - extinct
EW - extinct in the wild
CR - critically endangered
EN - endangered
VU - vulnerable
NT - near threatened
LC - least concern
DD - data deficient
NE - not evaluated

Extinction Extinction Extinct in the Wild Critically Endangered Endangered species Vulnerable species Near Threatened Threatened species Least Concern Least ConcernIUCN conservation statuses

Monotremata (monotremes)[edit]

Ornithorhynchidae[edit]

Tachyglossidae[edit]

Marsupialia (marsupials)[edit]

Dasyuromorphia (marsupial carnivores)[edit]

Thylacinidae[edit]

  • Thylacine, Thylacinus cynocephalus EX - extinct

Dasyuridae[edit]

Tasmanian Devil

Myrmecobiidae[edit]

  • Numbat, Myrmecobius fasciatus EN

Peramelemorphia (bandicoots, bilbies)[edit]

Chaeropodidae[edit]

Peroryctidae[edit]

Peramelidae[edit]

Thylacomyidae[edit]

Notoryctemorphia (marsupial moles)[edit]

Notoryctidae[edit]

Diprotodontia[edit]

Vombatiformes (wombats, koalas)[edit]

Vombatidae[edit]
Phascolarctidae[edit]
  • Koala, Phascolarctos cinereus LC

Phalangeriformes (possums, gliders)[edit]

Phalangeridae[edit]
Burramyidae[edit]
Tarsipedidae[edit]
Petauridae[edit]
Pseudocheiridae[edit]
Lemuroid ringtail possum
Acrobatidae[edit]

Macropodiformes (kangaroos, wallabies)[edit]

Hypsiprymnodontidae[edit]
Potoroidae[edit]
Rufous bettong
Macropodidae[edit]
Red kangaroo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Menkhorst, P. and Knight, F. (2001) A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia, Oxford University Press, Melbourne ISBN 0-19-550870-X
  2. ^ Van Dyke, S. and Strahan, R. (eds.) (2008) The Mammals of Australia, Third Edition, New Holland / Queensland Museum, Brisbane ISBN 978-1-877069-25-3
  3. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1–2, 22–70. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  4. ^ Gardner, A. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 3–21. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  5. ^ "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 

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