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Monotremes and Marsupials

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Monotremes

Genus species subspecies

Common Name

Status

Origin

Status in Zoos

Tachyglossus aculeatus

Australian echidna

R

Australia

Zaglossus brujini

Bruijin's (Long beaked) echidna

V

New Guinea

Marsupials

Genus species subspecies

Common Name

Origin

Status in Zoos

Aepyprymnus rufescens

Rufus rat kangaroo (bettong)

R

Australia

Antechinomys laniger

Antichinus apicalis

Dibbler

I

Australia

Antichinus bellus

Antichinus bilarni

Antichinus flavipes

Antichinus godmani

Antichinus leo

Antichinus macdonnellensis

Antichinus melanurus

Antichinus minimus

Antichinus naso

Antichinus rosamondae

Antichinus stuartii

Antichinus swainsonii

Antichinus wilhelmina

Bettongia gaimardi

Bettongia lesueur

Burrowing bettong

R

Bettongia penicillata

Brush tailed bettong

Bettongia tropica

Burramys parvus

Caloprymnus campestris

Desert rat kangaroo

I

Caluromys derbianus

Caluromys lanatus

Caluromys philander

Caluromysiops

Caluromysiops irrupta

Canolestes caniventer

Canolestes convelatus

Canolestes fuliginosus

Canolestes obscurus

Canolestes tatei

Cercartetus caudatus

Cercartetus concinnus

Cercartetus lepidus

Cercartetus nanus

Chaeropus ecaudatus

Pig footed bandicoot

Ex

Australia

Dactylonax palpator

Dactylopsila

Dactylopsila megalura

Dactylopsila tatei

Dactylopsila trivirgata

Dasyuroides byrnei

Byrnes pouched mouse (Kowari)

R

Australia

Dasyurus albopunctatus

Dasyurus geoffroii

Dasyurus hallucatus

Dasyurus maculatus

Tiger cat

R

Dasyurus viverrinus

Dendrolagus bennettianus

Dendrolagus dorianus

Dorias tree kangaroo

V

Papua New Guinea

Dendrolagus lumholtzi

Dendrolagus matscheii

Matschie's tree kangaroo

Dendrolagus matschiei / goodfellowi

Goodfellow's tree kangaroo

V

Papua New Guinea

Dendrolagus ursinus / inustus

Grizzled tree kangaroo

R

Desycercus cristicauda

Didelphis albiventris

Didelphis virginiana

Distoechurus pennatus

Dorcops atrata

Black dorcopsis wallaby

R

Papua New Guinea

Dorcops hageni

Dorcops veterum

Dromiciops australis

Echymipera clara

White lipped bandicoot

R

New Guinea

Echymipera kalubu

Echymipera rufescens

Glironia venusta

Gymnobelideus leadbeaterii

Leadbeater's possum

E

Australia

Hemibelideus lemuroides

Hypsiprymnodon moschatus

Isodon auratus

Isodon macrourus

Brindled bandicoot

R

Isodon obesulus

Southern brown bandicoot

R

Lagorchestes asomatus

Central hare wallaby

Ex

Australia

Lagorchestes conspicillatus

Lagorchestes hirsutus

Rufous hare wallaby

R

Australia

Lagorchestes leporides

Eastern hare wallaby

Ex

Australia

Lagostrophus fasciatus

Banded hare wallaby

R

Australia

Lasiorhinus krefftii

Northern hairy nosed wombat

Ex

Australia

Lasiorhinus latifrons

Lestodelphys halli

Lestoros inca

Macropus agilis

Agile wallaby

Macropus antilopinus

Antelopine wallaroo

R

Australia

Macropus bernardus

Macropus dorsalis

Black striped wallaby

R

Australia

Macropus eugenii

Tammar (or Dama) wallaby

Macropus fuliginoseus

Western grey kangaroo

Macropus giganteus

Eastern grey kangaroo

Macropus greyi

Toolache wallaby

Ex

Australia

Macropus irma

Western brush wallaby

Macropus parma

Parma wallaby

Australia

Macropus parryi

Whiptail wallaby

Macropus robustus

Wallaroo

Macropus rufogriseus

Red necked wallaby

Macropus rufus

Red kangaroo

Macrotis lagotis

Rabbit eared bandicoot (Bilby)

E

Australia

Marmosa alstoni

Marmosa canescens

Marmosa cinerea

Marmosa constantiae

Marmosa cracens

Marmosa domina

Marmosa emiliae

Marmosa fuscata

Marmosa germana

Marmosa impavida

Marmosa incana

Marmosa invicta

Marmosa lepida

Marmosa leucastra

Marmosa mapiriensis

Marmosa mexicana

Marmosa murina

Marmosa noctivaga

Marmosa ocellata

Marmosa phaea

Marmosa quichua

Marmosa rapposa

Marmosa regina

Marmosa robinsoni

Marmosa rubra

Marmosa scapulata

Marmosa tyleriana

Marmosa xerophila

Marmosa yungasensis

Megaleia rufa

Red kangaroo

Mesophascogale lorentzii

Microperoryctes murina

Monodelphis adusta

Monodelphis americana

Monodelphis brevicaudata

Monodelphis dimidiata

Monodelphis domestica

Short tailed opossum

Monodelphis henseli

Monodelphis iheringi

Monodelphis kunsi

Monodelphis maraxina

Monodelphis orinoci

Monodelphis osgoodi

Monodelphis scalops

Monodelphis sorex

Monodelphis theresa

Monodelphis touan

Monodelphis umbristriata

Murexia longicaudata

Murexia rothschildi

Myoictis melas

Myrmecobius fasciatus

Numbat

E

Australia

Ningauii ridei

Ningauii timealyi

Notoryctes typhlops

Onychogalea fraenata

Bridled nail tail wallaby

E

Australia

Onychogalea lunata

Crescent nail-tail wallaby

Ex

Australia

Onychogalea unguigera

Ornithorhincus anatinus

Duck billed platypus

Perameles bougainville

Western barred bandicoot

R

New Guinea

Perameles eremiana

Desert bandicoot

Ex

Australia

Perameles gunni

Perameles nasuta

Peroryctes broadbenti

Peroryctes longicauda

Peroryctes papuensis

Peroryctes raffrayanus

Petaurus australis

Petaurus breviceps

Sugar glider

Petaurus norgolcensis

Squirrel glider

R

Petrogale burbidgei

Petrogale concinna

Petrogale penicillata

Brush tailed rock wallaby

R

Australia

Petrogale rothschildi

Petrogale xanthopus

Yellow footed rock wallaby

R

Australia

Phalanger carmelitae

Phalanger celebensis

Phalanger gymnotis

Grey ground cuscus

R

Phalanger interpositus

Stein's cuscus

R

New Guinea

Phalanger leucippus

Phalanger lullulae

Woodlark island cuscus

R

Papua New Guinea

Phalanger maculatus

Phalanger orientalis

Phalanger rufoniger

Black spotted cuscus

R

New Guinea

Phalanger ursinus

Phalanger vestitus

Phascogale calura

Red tailed phascogale

I

Australia

Phascogale tapoatafa

Phascolarctus cinerus

Koala

R

Australia

Phascolosorex doriae

Phascolosorex dorsalis

Philander nudicaudatus

Planigale gilesi

Planigale ingrami

Planigale maculata

Pigmy planigale

Planigale novaeguineae

Planigale tenuirostris

Potorus apicalis

Potorus longipes

Long footed potoroo

I

Australia

Potorus platyops

Broad faced potoroo

Ex

Australia

Potorus tridactylus

Long nosed potoroo

R

Australia

Pseudocheirus canescens

Pseudocheirus caroli

Pseudocheirus forbesi

Pseudocheirus herbertensis

Pseudocheirus mayeri

Pseudocheirus peregrinus

Common ringtailed possum

R

Pseudocheirus schlegeli

Pseudochirops albertisii

Pseudochirops archeri

Pseudochirops corinnae

Pseudochirops cupreus

Pseudochirops dahli

Rhyncholestes raphanurus

Rhynochomeles prattorum

Sarcophilus harrisii

Tasmanian Devil

R

Tasmania

Schoinobates volans

Setonix brachyrus

Quokka (Short tailed wallaby)

R

Australia

Setonix brachyurus

Sminthopsis butleri

Sminthopsis crassicaudata

Sminthopsis douglasi

Julia creek dunnart

I

Australia

Sminthopsis granulipes

Sminthopsis hirtipes

Sminthopsis leucopus

Sminthopsis longicaudata

Long tailed dunnart

K

Australia

Sminthopsis macroura

Sminthopsis ooldea

Sminthopsis psammophila

Sandhill dunnart

K

Australia

Sminthopsis virginiae

Tarsipes spenserae

Thylacinus cynocephalus

Thylacine

Ex

Tasmania

Thylamys aceramarcae

Thylamys agilis

Thylamys agricolai

Thylamys dryas

Thylamys elegans

Thylamys formosa

Thylamys grisea

Thylamys karimii

Thylamys marica

Thylamys microtarsus

Thylamys pusilla

Thylamys tatei

Thylamys unduaviensis

Thylamys velutina

Thylogale billardierii

Thylogale bruijni

Bruijn's padmelon

R

Thylogale stigmatica

Thylogale thetis

Red necked padmelon

Trichosurus arnhemensis

Trichosurus caninus

Trichosurus vulpecula

Common brushtailed possum

Vombatus ursinus

Wallabia bicolor

Swamp wallaby

Wyulda squamicaudata

 

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