MAMMAL SPECIES LIST

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Order/Family Species Common Names Presence (MI) Confirmed Sources Confirmed Localities Photos/species reports

ORDER MONOTREMATA (Platypus and Echidna)

 
Tachyglossidae Tachyglossus aculeatus Echidna, Spiny Ant Eater native YY Arcadia,Nelly Bay, Horseshoe Bay, probably island-wide

ORDER PROTODONTA

 

Dasyuridae

(Quolls, Dunnarts,Tasmanian Devils etc)

Dasyurus hallucatus Northern Quoll confirmed #   Horseshoe bay escarpment ?  
   

ORDER DIPRODONTA

 

Macropodidae

(Kangaroos and Wallabies)

Petrogale assimilis Allied Rock Wallaby native Y island-wide on rocky slopes, will use lowlands also when food or water are scarce  
Macropodidae Macropus agilis Agile Wallaby introduced to island   Horseshoe Bay Lowlands  

Phalangeridae

(Possums,gliders and cuscus.)

Trichosurus vulpecula Brushtail Possum native YY probably island-wide

Phascolarctidae

(Koalas)

Phascolarctos cinereus Koala introduced to island Y Forts, School area,Picnic Bay+

ORDER CHIROPTERA

 

Pteropodidae

(Flying Foxes)

Nyctimene robinsoni Eastern Tube-nosed Bat native Y Gustav Creek, +  
Pteropodidae Pteropus alecto Black Flying Fox, Gould's Fruit-bat native Y Gustav Creek,Picnic Bay, Arcadia+
Pteropodidae Pteropus scapulatus Little Red Flying Fox ; Collared Fruit-bat native Y Gustav Creek+  
Emballonuridae Saccolaimus saccolaimus Bare-rumped Sheathtail Bat native  
Emballonuridae Taphozous australis Coastal Sheathtail Bat native  
Vespertilionidae Miniopterus australis Little Bentwing Bat native Y  
Vespertilionidae Scotorepens sanborni Northern Broad-nosed Bat native  
Vespertilionidae Vespadelus troughtoni Eastern Cave Bat, Troughton’s Eptesicus native Y Gustav Creek,+  

ORDER RODENTIA

(Tribe Hydromyini - native water rats)

   
Muridae/Hydromyinae Hydromys chrysogaster Water-rat ; Beaver Rat native Y Gustav Creek, +  
ORDER SIRENIA  
Dugongidae Dugong dugon Dugong, Sea Cow native shallow sea-grass areas  
ORDER CARNIVORA  
Felidae Felis Catus Feral Cats introduced pest problem Y everywhere prey exists  
     
 

"+ " - probably elsewhere also -just no documentation

"#" please report any sightings to QPWS on 47785378

The island wildlife has never been comprehensively surveyed. Other species may therefore inhabit remote sections of the World Heritage Areas. Any possible siteings should be reported to the Head Range QPWS on 4778 5378. Photographs or natural remains and scats of any the unlisted species or Quolls are appreciated. As are location reports on unlisted areas.

 
    Text source colour codes
    Queensland Museum specimen list and Wildlife of Tropical Far North Queensland
    Townsville City Council
    Catchment Study – Gustav Creek, Magnetic Island. Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research Report No. 00/05 -JCU
    EPA -Environmental Protection Agency
    Magnetic Island National Parks and Wildlife Service
    Strahan R.,Ed.1983, Complete Book of Australian Mammals, The Australian Museum - Angus and Robertson Books.
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