Mammals

Finally, we get to the cute and furries! 🙂 Again, Sheoak Ridge

Feathertail Glider at Sheoak Ridge - Photography by Ian Paul Markham http://ianmarkhamphotography.com/
Feathertail Glider at Sheoak Ridge – Photography by Ian Paul Markham http://ianmarkhamphotography.com/

does not disappoint on the mammal front. We often do night walks around the property to sight specific species like the striped possums and gliders. Some of our favourites include swamp wallabies, red-legged pademelons, striped possums, melomys, four species of glider… here’s the full list so you can check it out yourself: VertebratefaunalistSheoakridge2 (the list printed below is just common names, whereas the xls doc has the full scientific names). We assume we have more species than listed here, but we only record species when we have a confirmed sighting.

Possums & Gliders

Striped possum on Sheoak Ridge. Photography by Ian Paul Markham http://ianmarkhamphotography.com/
Striped possum on Sheoak Ridge. Photography by Ian Paul Markham http://ianmarkhamphotography.com/

Striped possum
Green ringtail possum
Common brush-tail possum
Sugar glider
Squirrel glider
Greater glider
Feather-tail glider

Carnivorous marsupials
Spotted quoll
Northern quoll
Common dunnart
Yellow-footed antechinus

Northern quoll in care at Sheoak Ridge
Northern quoll in care at Sheoak Ridge

Macropods
Red-legged pademelon
Agile wallaby
Swamp wallaby
Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Common Wallaroo
Musky-rat kangaroo (tracks only)

Monotremes
Platypus
Echidna

Bandicoots

A northern brown bandicoot feasting on a fallen mango at Sheoak Ridge Nature Reserve. Photography by Ian Paul Markham http://ianmarkhamphotography.com/
A northern brown bandicoot feasting on a fallen mango at Sheoak Ridge Nature Reserve. Photography by Ian Paul Markham http://ianmarkhamphotography.com/

Northern Brown Bandicoot
Long-nosed Bandicoot

Native rodents
Grassland melomys
Giant White-tailed Rat
Fawn-footed melomys
Water rat
Prehensile-tailed rat

Bats
Eastern tube-nose bat
Spectacled flying fox
Eastern horseshoe bat
White-striped free-tailed bat
Eastern bent-winged bat
Little bent-winged bat
Gould’s long-eared bat
Large-footed myotis
Northern broad-nosed bat
Eastern cave bat

Introduced mammals – unfortunately! 😦 We do all we can to minimise the impacts of these species).
Pigs
Horses
Feral Cattle
Dingoes and wild dogs
Cat – sighted only once

For the full mammal list download this xls file: VertebratefaunalistSheoakridge2

Click here to go to the other animal pages on our website (or use the tabs above under Nature-Fauna):

Nature – Fauna

Reptiles

Amphibians

Birds

Mammals

Invertebrates

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