List of mammals of Australia

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A total of 379 species of mammals have been recorded in Australia and surrounding continental waters; 357 indigenous and 22 introduced.[1] The list includes 2 monotremes, 159 marsupials, 76 bats, 69 rodents (5 introduced), 10 pinnipeds, 3 terrestrial carnivorans (2 recent and 1 sub-recent introductions), 13 introduced ungulates, 2 introduced lagomorphs, 44 cetaceans and 1 sirenian. The taxonony and nomenclature used here generally follows Van Dyck and Strahan.[2]

List of mammals of Australia[edit]

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  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