List of mammals of Australia facts for kids

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A total of 379 species of mammals have been recorded in Australia and surrounding continental waters; 357 indigenous and 22 introduced. The list includes 2 monotremes, 159 marsupials, 76 bats, 69 rodents (5 introduced), 10 pinnipeds, 3 terrestrial carnivorans (2 recent and 1 sub-recent introductions), 13 introduced ungulates, 2 introduced lagomorphs, 44 cetaceans and 1 sirenian. The taxonomy and nomenclature used here generally follows Van Dyck and Strahan.

Lists of mammals of Australia

Lists of mammals by Australian state or territory

Lists of mammals by Australian external territory

  • List of mammals of Christmas Island
  • List of mammals of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • List of mammals of Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • List of mammals of the Coral Sea Islands
  • List of mammals of Ashmore Reef
  • List of mammals of Norfolk Island
  • List of mammals of Boigu, Saibai and Dauan Islands (Torres Strait)
  • List of mammals of Macquarie Island

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List of mammals of Australia Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.