The Mammals of Australia
Steve Van Dyck, Ronald Strahan
Reed New Holland, 2008 - Nature - 887 pages
The result of many years of intensive research, The Mammals of Australia has been written by more than 240 authors, all acknowledged experts who have worked in the field with the species they describe. Written in an accessible style, the book provides an account of every species of native mammal known to have existed in Australia since European Settlement; 389 in total. Beautifully illustrated with full-colour photographs, each species account includes a detailed description of the animal and its behaviour, a distribution map and a facts box that gives size, identification features, synonyms and alternative common names, subspecies, conservation status and abundance.
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Conservation of Australian Mammals
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Abundance Common adult animals Antechinus areas Aust Bandicoot Bettong body length breeding season brown Brushtail burrows Cape York Cape York Peninsula captivity caves coastal common names Conservation status Dasyuridae diet distribution Dunnart ears eastern EPBC Act eucalypt extinct feeding foraging forest g females g Identification g males Glider grass grey Guinea habitat Head and body hectares hollows home ranges individuals insects Island Kangaroo kilometres Kimberley listed EPBC Act litter macropods mainland mammals marsupial Marsupialia mating metres Mouse murina nest Ningaui Northern Territory occurs Petrogale Phascogale Planigale populations Potoroo pouch pouch-young predators Pseudantechinus Pseudomys Pygmy-possum Queensland Quoll rainforest Rattus Recent synonyms recorded reproductive Ringtail Possum Rock-wallaby rodents roost Sminthopsis South Australia South Wales south-eastern southern species specimens spinifex status Not listed Subspecies Sydney Tail length Tasmania teats Thylacine trees tropical Victoria Wallaby Weight Western Australia Western Quoll Wildl Wombat woodland young Zool