A–Z of animals

    A

    Common name Scientific name

    Albert’s lyrebird Menura alberti

    Allan’s lerista Lerista allanae (Skink)

    Asian house gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

    Australian fritillary butterfly Argyreus hyperbius inconstans

    Australian humpback dolphin Sousa sahulensis

    Australian lacelid Nyctimystes dayi (Frog)

    Australian snubfin dolphin Orcaella heinsohni

    B

    Common name Scientific name

    Bandicoots

    Bare-rumped sheathtail bat Saccolaimus saccolaimus nudicluniatus

    Barking owl Ninox connivens

    Bats

    Beach stone-curlew Esacus magnirostris

    Bell's turtle Wollumbinia belli

    Bilby (Greater) Macrotis lagotis

    Bladder cicada Cystosoma saundersii

    Black-breasted button-quail Turnix melanogaster

    Black flying-fox Pteropus alecto

    Black-throated finch (southern subspecies) Poephila cincta cincta

    Boggomoss snail Adclarkia dawsonensis

    Bramble cay melomys Melomys rubicola

    Bridled nailtail wallaby Onychogalea fraenata

    Brigalow scaly-foot Paradelma orientalis (Skink)

    Brown tree snake Boiga irregularis

    Brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula

    Brush-turkey Alectura lathami

    Bulloak jewel butterfly Hypochrysops piceata

    Bush rat Rattus fuscipes

    Bush stone-curlew Burhinus grallarius

    C

    Common name Scientific name

    Carpet python Morelia spilota

    Cascade treefrog Litoria pearsoniana

    Cassowary Casuarius casuarius johnsonii

    Channel-billed cuckoo Scythrops novaehollandiae

    Children's python Antaresia childreni

    Chocolate wattled bat Chalinolobus morio

    Coastal sheathtail bat Taphozous australis

    Common death adder Acanthophis antarcticus

    Common koel Eudynamys scolopacea

    Common mistfrog Litoria rheocola

    Common tree snake Dendrelaphis punctulata

    Condamine earless dragon Tympanocryptis condaminensis

    Coxen's fig-parrot Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni

    Crimson finch (white-bellied) Neochmia phaeton evangelinae

    Crocodiles Crocodylus spp.

    D

    Common name Scientific name

    Dainty green treefrog (Graceful treefrog) Litoria gracilenta

    Dingo Canis lupus dingo

    Dugong Dugong dugon

    Dunmall's snake Furina dunmalli

    Dusky hopping-mouse Notomys fuscus

    E

    Common name Scientific name

    Eastern bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus

    Eastern curlew Numenius madagascariensis

    Eastern dwarf treefrog (Eastern sedgefrog) Litoria fallax

    Eastern koel Eudynamys orientalis

    Eastern long-eared bat Nyctophilus corbeni

    Eastern small-eyed snake Rhinoplocephalus nigrescens

    Eclectus parrot Eclectus roratus macgillivrayi

    Edgbaston goby Chlamydogobius squamigenus (Freshwater fish)

    Elizabeth Springs goby Chlamydogobius micropterus (Freshwater fish)

    Estuarine crocodile Crocodylus porosus

    Estuary stingray Dasyatis fluviorum

    Eungella dayfrog Taudactylus eungellensis

    F

    Common name Scientific name

    Fawn leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros cervinus

    Fence skink Cryptoblepharus virgatus

    Field cricket Teleogryllus commodus

    Fitzroy River turtle Rheodytes leukops

    Flatback turtle Natator depressus

    Fleay's barred frog Mixophyes fleayi

    Flying-foxes

    G

    Common name Scientific name

    Greater bilby Macrotis lagotis

    Greater large-eared horsehsoe bat Rhinolophus philippinensis

    Grey snake Hemiaspis damelii

    Greynurse shark Carcharias taurus

    Ghost bat Macroderma gigas

    Giant barred frog Mixophyes iteratus

    Golden-shouldered parrot Psephotus chrysopterygius

    Golden-tailed gecko Strophurus taenicauda

    Golden-tipped bat Kerivoula papuensis

    Gouldian finch Erythrura gouldiae

    Gould's wattled bat Chalinolobus gouldii

    Greater large-eared horseshoe bat Rhinolophus philippinensis

    Green treefrog Litoria caerulea

    Green turtle Chelonia mydas

    Grey-headed flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus

    Grey snake Hemiaspis damelii

    Gulf snapping turtle Elseya lavarackorum

    H

    Common name Scientific name

    Hastings River mouse Pseudomys oralis

    Hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata

    Herald petrel Pterodroma heraldica

    Honey blue eye Pseudomugil mellis (Freshwater fish)

    House gecko Gehyra dubia

    Humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae

    I

    Common name Scientific name

    Irwin's turtle Elseya irwini

    J

    Common name Scientific name

    Johnstone River snapping turtle Elseya irwini (Johnstone)

    Julia Creek Dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi (Marsupial)

    K

    Common name Scientific name

    Kangaroos

    Keelback snake (freshwater snake) Tropidonophis mairii

    Koala Phascolarctos cinereus

    Eudynamys scolopacea

    Kowari Dasyuroides byrnei

    Kroombit tinkerfrog Taudactylus pleione

    L

    Common name Scientific name

    Large-eared pied bat Chalinolobus dwyeri

    Leatherback turtle (leathery turtle) Dermochelys coriacea

    Lemuroid ringtail possum Hemibelideus lemuroides

    Little pied bat Chalinolobus picatus

    Little red flying-fox Pteropus scapulatus

    Little waterfall frog (Armoured mistfrog) Litoria lorica

    Loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta

    Long-legged worm-skink Anomalopus mackayi

    Long-nosed bandicoot Perameles nasuta

    Long-nosed potoroo Potorous tridactylus tridactylus

    Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo Dendrolagus lumholtzi

    M

    Common name Scientific name

    Magnetic Island dwarf skink Menetia sadlieri

    Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen

    Mahogany glider Petaurus gracilis

    Mary River turtle Elusor macrurus

    Masked lapwing Vanellus miles miles

    Micro-bats (insectivorous bats)

    Mole cricket Gryllotalpa pluvialis

    Mount Cooper striped lerista Lerista vittata (Skink)

    Mountain mistfrog Litoria nyakalensis

    N

    Common name Scientific name

    Nangur skink Nangura spinosa

    Night parrot Pezoporus occidentalis

    Northern banjo frog Limnodynastes terraereginae

    Northern bettong Bettongia tropica

    Northern gastric brooding frog Rheobatrachus vitellinus

    Northern hairy-nosed wombat Lasiorhinus krefftii

    Northern hopping-mouse Notomys aquilo

    Northern leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros stenotis

    Northern quoll Dasyurus hallucatus

    Northern tinkerfrog Taudactylus rheophilus

    O

    Common name Scientific name

    Olive ridley turtle Lepidochelys olivacea

    Orange leaf-nosed bat Rhinonicteris aurantia

    Ornamental snake Denisonia maculata

    Oxleyan pygmy perch Nannoperca oxleyana

    P

    Common name Scientific name

    Paradise parrot Psephotus pulcherrimus

    Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus

    Plains rat Pseudomys australis

    Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus

    Possum alarm cicada Cychlochila virens

    Proserpine rock-wallaby Petrogale persephone

    R

    Common name Scientific name

    Rainforest skink Eulamprus tenuis

    Red goshawk Erythrotriorchis radiatus

    Redfin blue eye Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis (Freshwater fish)

    Red-naped snake Furina diadema

    Regent honeyeater Anthochaera phrygia

    Richmond birdwing butterfly Ornithoptera richmondia

    Rufous bettong Aepyprymnus rufescens

    S

    Common name Scientific name

    Semon's leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros semoni

    Sharman's rock-wallaby Petrogale sharmani

    Shorebirds

    Short-necked worm-skink Anomalopus brevicollis

    Snakes

    Southern boobook owl Ninox boobook

    Southern cassowary Casuarius casuarius johnsonii (southern population)

    Southern giant-petrel Macronectes giganteus

    Spectacled flying-fox Pteropus conspicillatus

    Spotted katydid Ephippitytha trigintiduoguttata (Insect)

    Striped-tailed delma Delma labialis (Skink)

    Spotted-tailed quoll (southern subspecies) Dasyurus maculatus maculatus

    Spotted-tailed quoll (northern subspecies) Dasyurus maculatus gracilis

    Star finch (eastern subspecies) Neochmia ruficauda ruficauda

    Striped marshfrog Limnodynastes peronii

    Striped possum Dactylopsila trivirgata

    Striped rocketfrog Litoria nasuta

    Sugar glider Petaurus breviceps

    Swift parrot Lathamus discolor

    T

    Common name Scientific name

    Tarantulas

    Tawny frogmouth Podargus strigoides

    Torresian crow Corvus orru

    Troughton's sheathtail bat Taphozous troughtoni

    Tube-nosed insectivorous bat Murina florium

    Turtles, marine

    UVW

    Common name Scientific name

    Wallum froglet Crinia tinnula

    Wallum sedgefrog Litoria olongburensis

    Water mouse (False water rat) Xeromys myoides

    Water rat Hydromys chrysogaster

    Waterfall frog Litoria nannotis

    Whales

    White-crowned snake Cacophis harriettae

    White lipped treefrog Litoria infrafrenata

    White-throated nightjar Eurostopodus mystacalis

    White-throated snapping turtle Elseya albagula

    Willy wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys

    Woma Aspidites ramsayi (Snake)

    Wombat, Northern hairy-nosed wombat Lasiorhinus krefftii

    XYZ

    Common name Scientific name

    Yakka skink Egernia rugosa

    Yellow-bellied glider Petaurus australis unnamed subspecies

    Yellow chat (Dawson) Epthianura crocea macgregori

    Yellow-footed rock-wallaby Petrogale xanthopus celeris