List of animals of Malaysia

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This is a list of animals found in Malaysia. Malaysia is a megadiverse country,[1] with its rainforest hosting a huge animal species. There are around 361 mammals species,[2] 250 reptile species,[3] and 150 frog species found in Malaysia.[4] 677 bird species are found on Peninsular Malaysia alone (and 694 for Malaysia)[5].[6] Malaysia's large marine territory also holds a great diversity of life, with the country's waters being part of the Coral Triangle.[7]

Fauna[edit]

Reptiles[edit]

Mammals[edit]

  • Malayan Tiger
  • Leopard
  • Panther
  • sun bear

Birds[edit]

  • Hornbill
  • Peacock
  • Wood-pecker
  • Chicken
  • Swan
  • Flamingo

Molluscs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What is a mega-diverse country?". Biodiversidad.gob.mx. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  2. ^ https://ir.unimas.my/1554/1/list%20of%20361%20species%20of%20mammals%20in%20malaysia.pdf
  3. ^ Richmond, Simon (2007). Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. Lonely Planet. pp. 63–64. ISBN 1-74059-708-7. 
  4. ^ Richmond, Simon (2010). Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. Lonely Planet. pp. 74–75, 78–82. ISBN 1-74104-887-7. 
  5. ^ Malaysian Nature Society (2016), "A Checklist of the birds of Malaysia"
  6. ^ Alexander, James (2006). Malaysia Brunei & Singapore. New Holland Publishers. pp. 46–50. ISBN 1-86011-309-5. 
  7. ^ "Coral Triangle". Wwf.panda.org. Retrieved 2010-09-14.