Western Australian Mammal Species

The following is the list of the mammals that have been recorded in Western Australia.  The list is based on the field guide by Menkhorst, Peter & Knight, Frank, A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia, Oxford University Press, 2001.

The species marked with the symbol are presumed to now be extinct.  The species marked with the symbol have been introduced.  I have seen the species marked in bold in Western Australia.  I have some photographs of some Western Australian mammals.

I recommend that you visit Jon Hall's Mammal Watching web site.

Tachyglossus aculeatus Short-beaked Echidna  
     
Dasyurus hallucatus Northern Quoll
Dasyurus geoffroyi Western Quoll Chuditch
Phascogale calura Red-tailed Phascogale Red-tailed Wambenger
Phascogale tapoatafa Brush-tailed Phascogale Common Wambenger
     
Myrmecobius fasciatus Numbat  
     
Dasycercus cristicauda Mulgara  
Dasycercus blythei Brush-tailed Mulgara  
     
Notorcytes typhlops Southern Marsupial Mole  
Notorcytes caurinus Northern Marsupial Mole  
     
Antechinus flavipes leucogaster Yellow-footed Antechinus Mardo
Parantechinus apicalis Dibbler  
Dasykaluta rosamondae Kaluta Spinifex Antechinus
Antechinomys laniger Kultarr  
Pseudantechinus macdonnellensis Fat-tailed False Antechinus  
Pseudantechinus woolleyae Woolley's False Antechinus  
Pseudantechinus roryi Tan False Antechinus  
Pseudantechinus ningbing Ningbing False Antechinus  
Ningaui ridei Wongai Ningaui  
Ningaui timealeyi Pilbara Ningaui  
Ningaui yvonneae Mallee Ningaui  
Planigale maculata Common Planigale  
Planigale ingrami Long-tailed Planigale  
Sminthopsis crassicaudata Fat-tailed Dunnart  
Sminthopsis macroura Stripe-faced Dunnart  
Sminthopsis dolichura Little Long-tailed Dunnart  
Sminthopsis gilberti Gilbert's Dunnart  
Sminthopsis granlipes White-tailed Dunnart  
Sminthopsis griseoventor Grey-bellied Dunnart  
Sminthopsis butleri

Butler's Dunnart

 
Sminthopsis hirtipes Hairy-footed Dunnart  
Sminthopsis youngsoni Lesser Hairy-footed Dunnart  
Sminthopsis ooldea Ooldea Dunnart  
Sminthopsis longicaudata Long-tailed Dunnart  
Sminthopsis psammophila Sandhill Dunnart  
Sminthopsis virginiae Red-cheeked Dunnart  
     
Isoodon auratus Golden Bandicoot  
Isoodon macrourus Northern Brown Bandicoot  
Isoodon obesulus Southern Brown Bandicoot Quenda
Perameles bougainville Western Barred Bandicoot Marl
Perameles eremiana Desert Bandicoot  
Macrotis lagotis Bilby Dalgyte
Macrotis leucrura Lesser Bilby  
Chaeropus ecaudatus Pig-footed Bandicoot  
     
Lasiorhinus latifrons Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat  
     
Wyulda squamicaudata Scaly-tailed Possum  
Trichosurus vulpecula Common Brushtail Possum  
Cercartetus concinnus Western Pygmy Possum Mundarda
Tarsipes rostratus Honey Possum Noolbenger
Petaurus breviceps Sugar Glider  
Petropseudes dahli Rock Ringtail Possum  
Pseudocheirus occidentalis Western Ringtail Possum  
     
Bettongia lesueur Burrowing Bettong Boodie
Bettongia penicillata Woylie Brush-tailed Bettong
Potorous gilbertii Gilbert's Potoroo  
Potorous platyops Broad-faced Potoroo  
Lagorchestes conspicillatus Spectacled Hare Wallaby  
Lagorchestes hirsutus Mala Rufous Hare Wallaby
Macropus agilis Agile Wallaby  
Macropus antilopinus Antilopine Wallaroo  
Macropus eugenii Tammar Wallaby  
Macropus irma Western Brush Wallaby  
Macropus fuliginosus Western Grey Kangaroo  
Macropus rufus Red Kangaroo  
Macropus robustus Euro Common Wallaroo
Setonix brachyurus Quokka  
Lagostrophus fasciatus Banded Hare Wallaby  
Onychogalea lunata Crescent Nailtail Wallaby  
Onychogalea unguifera Northern Nailtail Wallaby  
Petrogale brachyotis Short-eared Rock Wallaby  
Petrogale burbidgei Monjon  
Petrogale concinna Nabarlek  
Petrogale rothschildi Rothschild's Rock Wallaby  
Petrogale lateralis Black-flanked Rock Wallaby Black-footed Rock Wallaby
     
Macroglossus minimus Least Blossom Bat  
Pteropus alecto Black Flying-fox  
Pteropus scapulatus Little Red Flying-fox  
Macroderma gigas Ghost Bat  
Rhinonicteris aurantius Orange Leaf-nosed Bat  
Hipposideros ater Dusky Leaf-nosed Bat  
Hipposideros stenotis Northern Leaf-nosed Bat  
Saccolaimus flaviventris Yellow-bellied Sheathtail Bat  
Taphozous georgianus Common Sheathtail Bat  
Taphozous hilli Hill's Sheathtail Bat  
Tadarida australis White-striped Freetail Bat  
Chaerephon jobensis Northern Freetail Bat  
Mormopterus beccarii Beccari's Freetail Bat  
Mormopterus loriae coburgensis Mangrove Freetail Bat  
Mormopterus planiceps Inland Freetail Bat  
Mormopterus planiceps Western Freetail Bat  
Chalinolobus nigrogriseus Hoary Wattled Bat  
Chalinolobus gouldii Gould's Wattled Bat  
Chalinolobus morio Chocolate Wattled Bat  
Pipistrellus westralis Mangrove Pipistrelle  
Vespadelus caurinus Northern Cave Bat  
Vespadelus douglasorum Kimberley Cave Bat  
Vespadelus finlaysoni Inland Cave Bat  
Vespadelus baverstocki Inland Forest Bat  
Vespadelus regulus Southern Forest Bat  
Miniopterus schreibersii Common Bentwing Bat  
Myotis adversus Large-footed Myotis  
Falsistrellus mackenziei Western False Pipistrelle  
Scotorepens balstoni Inland Broad-nosed Bat  
Scotorepens greyii Little Broad-nosed Bat  
Scotorepens sanborni Northern Broad-nosed Bat  
Nyctophilus arnhemensis Arnhem Long-eared Bat  
Nyctophilus bifax Northern Long-eared Bat  
Nyctophilus walkeri Pygmy Long-eared Bat  
Nyctophilus geoffroyi Lesser Long-eared Bat  
Nyctophilus gouldi Gould's Long-eared Bat  
Nyctophilus timoriensis Greater Long-eared Bat  
     
Melomys burtoni Grassland Melomys  
Mesembriomys gouldi Black-footed Tree Rat  
Mesembriomys macrurus Golden-backed Tree Rat  
Conilurus penicillatus Brush-tailed Rabbit Rat  
Hydromys chrysogaster Water Rat Rakali
Notomys alexis Spinifex Hopping Mouse  
Notomys mitchelli Mitchell's Hopping Mouse  
Notomys longicaudatus Long-tailed Hopping Mouse  
Notomys macrotis Big-eared Hopping Mouse  
Zyzomys argurus Common Rock Rat  
Zyzomys woodwardi Kimberley Rock Rat  
House Mouse Mus musculus  
Leggadina forresti Desert Short-tailed Mouse Forrest's Mouse
Leggadina lakedownensis Tropical Short-tailed Mouse Lakeland Downs Mouse
Pseudomys delicatulus Delicate Mouse  
Pseudomys laborifax Kimberley Pebble-mound Mouse  
Pseudomys nanus Western Chestnut Mouse  
Pseudomys desertor Desert Mouse  
Pseudomys bolami Bolam's Mouse  
Pseudomys hermannsbergensis Sandy Inland Mouse  
Pseudomys albocinereus Ash-grey Mouse  
Pseudomys occidentalis Western Mouse  
Pseudomys fieldi Djoongari Shark Bay Mouse
Pseudomys chapmani Pilbara Pebble-mound Mouse Western Pebble-mound Mouse
Pseudomys shortridgei Heath Mouse Dayang
Pseudomys australis Plains Mouse  
Rattus fuscipes fuscipes Bush Rat  
Rattus exulans Pacific Rat Polynesian Rat
Rattus rattus Black Rat Ship Rat
Rattus norvegicus Brown Rat  
Rattus villosisimus Long-haired Rat  
Rattus tunneyi Pale Field Rat  
Leporillus conditor Greater Stick-nest Rat  
Leporillus apicalis Lesser Stick-nest Rat  
     
Funambulus pennanti Five-lined Palm Squirrel  
     
Vulpes vulpes Red Fox  
Canis lupus dingo Dingo  
Felis catus House Cat  
Oryctolagus cuniculus European Rabbit  
Capra hircus Goat  
Equus caballus Horse  
Equus asinus Donkey  
Camelus dromedarius One-humped Camel Dromedary
Sus scrofa Pig  
     
Arctocephalus forsteri New Zealand Fur Seal  
Arctocephalus tropicalis Sub-antarctic Fur Seal  
Neophoca cinerea Australian Sea-lion  
Hydrurga leptonyx Leopard Seal  
Mirounga leonina Southern Elephant Seal  
Lobodon carcinophagus Crab-eater Seal  
     
Orcaella brevirostris Irrawaddy Dolphin Australian Snub-fin Dolphin
Sausa chinensis Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin  
Steno bredanensis Rough-toothed Dolphin  
Lissadelphis peronii Southern Rightwhale Dolphin  
Grampus griseus Risso's Dolphin  
Lagenodelphis hosei Fraser's Dolphin  
Stenella attenuata Pantropical Spotted Dolphin  
Stenella longirostris Spinner Dolphin  
Stenella coeruleoalba Striped Dolphin  
Delphinus delphis Common Dolphin  
Tursiops truncatus Bottlenose Dolphin  
Tursiops aduncus Long-beaked Bottlenose Dolphin  
Orcinus orca Killer Whale Orca
Globicephala melas Long-flippered Pilot Whale  
Globicephala macrorhynchus Short-flippered Pilot Whale  
Peponocephala electra Melon-headed Whale  
Feresa attenuata Pygmy Killer Whale  
Pseudorca crassidens False Killer Whale  
Kogia breviceps Pygmy Sperm Whale  
Kogia simus Dwarf Sperm Whale  
Physeter macrocephalus Sperm Whale  
Megaptera novaeangliae Humpback Whale  
Eubalaena australis Southern Right Whale  
Caperea marginata Pygmy Right Whale  
Balaenoptera acutorostrata Dwarf Minke Whale  
Balaenoptera bonaerensis Antarctic Minke Whale  
Balaenoptera borealis Sei Whale  
Balaenoptera edeni Bryde's Whale  
Balaenoptera physalus Fin Whale  
Balaenoptera musculus Blue Whale  
Mesoplodon bowdoini Andrew's Beaked Whale  
Mesoplodon densirostris Blainville's Beaked Whale  
Mesoplodon layardi Strap-toothed Beaked Whale  
Mesoplodon mirus True's Beaked Whale  
Mesoplodon hectori Hector's Beaked Whale  
Mesoplodon grayi Gray's Beaked Whale  
Ziphius cavirostris Goose-beaked Whale  
Tasmancetus shepherdi Shepherd's Beaked Whale  
Berdius arnuxii Arnoux's Beaked Whale  
Hyperoodon planifrons Southern Bottlenose Whale  
Dugong dugon Dugong  

 

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