Native Mammals

Placental Mammals (Eutheria)

No of species = 15
Pteropodidae 
Pteropus poliocephalus Grey-headed flying fox

Molossidae
Nyctinomus australis White-striped freetail bat

Vespertilionidae
Vespadelus pumilus Eastern forest bat

Muridae
Rattus lutreolus     Swamp rat
Rattus fuscipes             Bush rat
WOMBATS

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.
Ian Playford                  
    
Monotremes (Prototheria)
The biggest native animal on our site is the wombat, with 
According to Wombania, their density on favourable
sites ranges
from 0.3 to 0.5 animals per hectare.


Ornithorhynchidae
Ornithorhynchus anatinus platypus

Tachyglossidae
Tachiglossus aculeatus echidna
Marsupials (Marsupialia)
Vombatidae
Vombatus ursinus wombat

Macropodidae
Macropus rufogriseus red-necked wallaby

Peramelidae
Perameles nasuta Long-nosed bandicoot

Dasyuridae
Antechinus stuartii Brown antechinus

Phalangeridae
Trichosurus vulpecula brushtailed possum
Trichosurus caninus Short-eared possum

Pseudocheiridae
Pseudocheirus  perigrinus ringtailed possum

Petauroidae
Petaurus breviceps sugar glider