List of mammals of South Australia

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This is a list of mammals of South Australia. It includes all mammals recorded in South Australia since European settlement, including some known only from subfossil remains, and including naturalised alien species.

Except where otherwise referenced, this list is based upon Kemper, Catherine; Reardon, Terry; Queale, Lynette (2000). "Mammals". In Robinson, A. C.; Casperson, K. D.; Hutchinson, M. N. A list of the vertebrates of South Australia. Biological Survey of South Australia. .[1]

Subclass Prototheria[edit]

Order Monotremata[edit]

Family Ornithorhynchidae[edit]

Family Tachyglossidae[edit]

Subclass Marsupialia[edit]

Order Dasyuromorphia[edit]

Family Myrmecobiidae[edit]

  • Myrmecobius fasciatus (numbat) — Original South Australian populations are extinct, but the species has since been re-introduced.

Family Dasyuridae[edit]

Subfamily Dasyurinae
Subfamily Phascogalinae
Subfamily Planigalinae
Subfamily Sminthopsinae

Order Peramelemorphia[edit]

Family †Chaeropodidae[edit]

Family Peramelidae[edit]

Subfamily Peramelinae
Subfamily Thylacomyinae

Order Notoryctemorphia[edit]

Family Notoryctidae[edit]

Order Diprotodontia[edit]

Family Phascolarctidae[edit]

  • Phascolarctos cinereus (koala) — Original South Australian populations are extinct, but the species has since been re-introduced.

Family Vombatidae[edit]

Family Phalangeridae[edit]

Family Potoroidae[edit]

Family Macropodidae[edit]

Family Burramyidae[edit]

Family Pseudocheiridae[edit]

Family Petauridae[edit]

Acrobatidae[edit]

Subclass Eutheria[edit]

Order Chiroptera[edit]

Suborder Megachiroptera[edit]

Family Pteropodidae[edit]

Suborder Microchiroptera[edit]

Family Emballonuridae[edit]
Family Megadermatidae[edit]
Family Molossidae[edit]
  • Mormopterus spp. (southern freetail-bats) — Three forms, soon to be published as species, commonly known as inland freetail-bat (short penis form), eastern freetail-bat (long penis form) and hairy rostrum freetail-bat.
  • Tadarida australis (white-striped freetail-bat)
Family Vespertilionidae[edit]
Subfamily Miniopterinae
Subfamily Nytophilinae
Subfamily Vespertilioninae

Order Carnivora[edit]

Family Canidae[edit]

Family Felidae[edit]

Family Otariidae[edit]

Subfamily Arctocephalinae
Subfamily Otariinae

Family Phocidae[edit]

Order Cetacea[edit]

Suborder Mysticeti[edit]

Family Balaenidae[edit]

Family Neobalaenidae[edit]

Family Balaenopteridae[edit]

Suborder Odontoceti[edit]

Family Delphinidae[edit]
Family Phocoenidae[edit]
Family Physeteridae[edit]
Family Kogiidae[edit]
Family Ziphiidae[edit]

Order Perissodactyla[edit]

Family Equidae[edit]

Order Artiodactyla[edit]

Family Suidae[edit]

Family Camelidae[edit]

Family Cervidae[edit]

Family Bovidae[edit]

Order Rodentia[edit]

Family Muridae[edit]

Subfamily Hydromyinae
Subfamily Murinae

Order Lagomorpha[edit]

Family Leporidae[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kemper, Catherine; Reardon, Terry; Queale, Lynette (2000). "Mammals". In Robinson, A. C.; Casperson, K. D.; Hutchinson, M. N. A list of the vertebrates of South Australia. Biological Survey of South Australia. 
  2. ^ a b Robinson, A. C.; Kemper, C. M.; Medlin, G. C.; Watts, C. H. S. (2000). "The rodents of South Australia". Wildlife Research. 27 (4): 379–404. doi:10.1071/WR97044.