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Perentie

The Perentie is the largest of the monitor lizards in Australia and the fourth largest on earth. Found primarily in central Australia...

Bandicoot

TaxonomyFAMILY PeramelidaeGENUSSPECIESCOMMON NAMEOTHER COMMON NAMES(B=bandicoot)Isodonshort-nosedauratusGolden Bnorthern golden B, northern golden-backed B, windaru, wintaroo, nyuluobesulusSouthern Brown Bshort-nosed B, southern short-nosed B, brown B,...

Marsupials

Marsupials evolved in North America, found their way to South America, and then into Australia via Antarctica when the southern continents were...

Blue-tongued Skinks

FAMILY: ScincidaeGenusSpeciesSub-speciesCommon Name*b-t = blue-tongueSnout-ventLengthTail:Body RatioTiliquascinoidescommon b-tintermedianorthern b-t30cm /13inworld'slargest skink.5 - .75scinoideseastern b-toccipitalis western b-t30cm/13in.5multifasciata centralian b-t29cm/11in.5nigrolutea blotched or southern b-t25cm /10in.5adelaidensis Adelaide pygmy b-t9cm/4in.67

Foraging behaviours of Willie Wagtails Rhipidura leucophrys

The Willie Wagtail exhibits a range of foraging behaviours that include tail wagging and wing flashing. It is thought that such movements...

Everything you need to know about Willie Wagtails

The Willie Wagtail is the largest of the fantail species in Australia. Extremely successful as a species, the population is thriving and...

Tasmanian Devil

Taxonomy FamilyDasyuridaeDasyurids - carnivorous marsupialsteeth are for biting and cuttingGenusSarcophilussarco- flesh -philus loverSpeciesharrisii Common Names Tasmanian devil, native devilNearest Relatives native cats

Everything you need to know about Willie Wagtails

The Willie Wagtail is the largest of the fantail species in Australia. Extremely successful as a species, the population is thriving and...

Everything you need to know about Willie Wagtails

The Willie Wagtail is the largest of the fantail species in Australia. Extremely successful as a species, the population is thriving and...

Foraging behaviours of Willie Wagtails Rhipidura leucophrys

The Willie Wagtail exhibits a range of foraging behaviours that include tail wagging and wing flashing. It is thought that such movements...

Australian Wildlife

Find out everything you need to know about our beautiful flora and fauna

Australia boasts a range of unique and diverse animals. Kangaroos, koalas and platypuses/platypi often provoke a sense of wonder from those unfamiliar with them.

While rare and exotic species are interesting, the details of the lives of common and easily accessible animals are equally fascinating.

With over 200,000 species of wildlife in Australia, both the rare and the common are worthy of attention. 

Check out our extensive articles wheres you will find information on a range of topics relating to Australian wildlife.

Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeet's is a unique species of parrot found in Australia. The rainbow lorikeet is well known for it's unique rainbow plumage...

Kangaroos and their relatives

Two families of animals are included in this grouping; the macropodoids and the potoroids. Members of both families have short forelimbs and...

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Taxonomy FamilyVombatidaewombatssturdy body, powerful limbs for burrowingGenusLasiorhinusHairy-nosed wombatslarge square nose covered with fine hairSpecieslatifronsSouthern Hairy-nosed wombatNearest RelativesL. krefftiiVombatus...

Australia's unique fauna

Australia's isolated continent is host to the most diverse species on Earth

Humpback whales

Appearance Male Length: 12.2-14.6 m   (40-48 ft)**Weight: 22.7-36.3 tonnes (25-40 tons)**

Blue-tongued Skinks

FAMILY: ScincidaeGenusSpeciesSub-speciesCommon Name*b-t = blue-tongueSnout-ventLengthTail:Body RatioTiliquascinoidescommon b-tintermedianorthern b-t30cm /13inworld'slargest skink.5 - .75scinoideseastern b-toccipitalis western b-t30cm/13in.5multifasciata centralian b-t29cm/11in.5nigrolutea blotched or southern b-t25cm /10in.5adelaidensis Adelaide pygmy b-t9cm/4in.67

Kangaroos

The sources of this information are provided under Resources AliasesTaxonomic classificationSuperfamilyMacropodoideabig footed62 species in Australia & Papua New Guineasize 1...

Possums and Gliders

This collection of marsupials includes 26 animals from six different Families. All are arboreal and have adaptations for this lifestyle.

Foraging behaviours of Willie Wagtails Rhipidura leucophrys

The Willie Wagtail exhibits a range of foraging behaviours that include tail wagging and wing flashing. It is thought that such movements...

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Carnivorous Marsupials

Family Dasyuridae Ranging in size from the Tasmanian Devil with a head and body...

Shingleback Lizard

The Shingleback Lizard is a well known member of the skink family. Related to the commonly known blue tongue lizards, the Shingleback...

Riversleigh – preserving a record of evolution in Australia

By Dr Bernie Cooke of the School of Natural Resource Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Dr Cooke has been on...

Native Flora of Australia

Australia has a beautiful mix of flora adapted to the varied ecosystems present. From hardy desert flora which can survive the most...

mr4x4.com.au 2019 Competition

Mr 4x4 is offering a huge prize pool of over $170,000 this year for those who love exploring the Australian outback in...

Bandicoot

TaxonomyFAMILY PeramelidaeGENUSSPECIESCOMMON NAMEOTHER COMMON NAMES(B=bandicoot)Isodonshort-nosedauratusGolden Bnorthern golden B, northern golden-backed B, windaru, wintaroo, nyuluobesulusSouthern Brown Bshort-nosed B, southern short-nosed B, brown B,...