Placental Mammals (Eutheria)
No of species = 8
Pteropus poliocephalus Grey-headed flying fox
Nyctinomus australis White-striped freetail bat
Mormopterus ridei. Eastern freetail bat
Vespadelus pumilus Eastern forest bat
Miniopterus australis. Little bentwing bat
Miniopterus schreibersii Eastern bentwing bat
Rattus lutreolus Swamp rat
Rattus fuscipes Bush rat
The wombat lives beneath the ground,
Where he prefers to spend his days
Enjoying solitude profound
Within his labyrinthine maze.
The wombat grazes in the dark,
As all nocturnal creatures do;
And leaves scant evidence to mark
His nightly sorties through the dew.
Creature of mystery you remain,
Your social life devoid of fun.
Can we suggest that you would gain
From some exposure to the sun?
Observe the wallabies and wrens;
Please share with us; don't be a loner.
We only want to be your friends,
And learn about your quaint persona.
True, you were hunted in the past,
And maybe on the "threatened" list;
Now, attitudes are changing fast,
So surely we can co-exist?
The wombat lives beneath the ground.
Perhaps our paths will never cross.
At least we know he's safe and sound,
Though his reclusion is our loss.
The biggest native animal on our site is the wombat, with
According to Wombania, their density on favourable
from 0.3 to 0.5 animals per hectare.
Ornithorhynchus anatinus platypus
Tachiglossus aculeatus echidna
Vombatus ursinus wombat
Macropus rufogriseus red-necked wallaby
Perameles nasuta Long-nosed bandicoot
Antechinus stuartii Brown antechinus
Antechinus swainsonii Dusky antechinus
Trichosurus vulpecula brushtailed possum
Trichosurus caninus Short-eared possum
Pseudocheirus perigrinus ringtailed possum
Petaurus breviceps sugar glider