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Latest Mammals of Australia Stories

Koalas Have A Unique Organ That Allows Mating Calls Similar To Elephants
2013-12-03 04:59:44

Koalas have the appearance of a living teddy bear, inviting many of us to assume they are cute and placid. When mating season starts, however, the males produce a bellow that defies their size and cuteness.

2013-11-13 23:02:49

Long time sun safety advocates Platypus Australia are doing their bit to help raise skin cancer awareness.

Obdurodon tharalkooschild
2013-11-05 03:26:12

The discovery of a lone tooth in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area of Queensland, Australia has led to the classification of a new, giant, now-extinct species of platypus known as the Obdurodon tharalkooschild.

Dingoes Wrongly Accused Of Animal Extinctions
2013-09-10 17:32:10

Scientists writing in the journal Ecology say that despite popular belief, the Australian dingo should not be blamed for mass extinctions

2013-08-18 23:00:39

Babyworld, a popular online resource for UK parents, recently reviewed Platypus Australia’s 2013 summer range.

2013-08-04 23:00:59

Platypus Australia just showcased their latest range of kid’s bathing suits at the Miami Swim Show.

2013-06-24 19:39:56

The performance of Australia’s mining industry in restoring the native landscape could one day be judged by ...koalas.

2013-05-19 23:00:40

On 6 May 2013, Platypus Australia observed ‘Melanoma Monday’ and began their mission of making May, the official Skin Cancer Awareness Month, known to families.


Latest Mammals of Australia Reference Libraries

Short-beaked Echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus
2014-08-13 14:53:30

The short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), once called the spiny anteater, is the sole member of its genus and one of four remaining species of echidna. It resides in Australia and New Guinea, residing in a variety of habitats including grasslands, forests, coasts, and in agricultural areas. This species was first described in 1792 by George Shaw, who named it Myrmecophaga aculeate, believing it to be a relative of the anteater. Its name has changed four times since its first...

Echidna, Tachyglossidae
2014-06-19 07:53:10

Tachyglossidae is a family that holds eight species of echidnas, also known as spiny anteaters, four of which are known only from fossils. The remaining four species, which include the platypus, can only be found in New Guinea and Australia. They prefer to reside in wooded areas and can be found under piles of vegetation, roots, and occasionally inside the burrows of other animals. This family is named after the "Mother of All Monsters" in Greek mythology, although the two do not resemble...

Numbat, Myrmecobius fasciatus
2014-05-24 17:24:24

The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also known as the marsupial anteater, banded anteater, or the walpurti, is a marsupial that can be found in Western Australia. This species once held a large range but it is now fragmented and limited to only a few small spots in Australia. It once resided in many habitats, but now it can only be found in eucalypt forests. Europeans first discovered this species in 1831, when Robert Dale led an expedition through the Avon Valley. George Robert Waterhouse...

Antechinus
2014-05-24 17:15:50

Antechinus is a genus of marsupials in the Dasyuridae family that can be found in Australia and New Guinea. Its range includes Tasmania and other outlying areas of Australia. Common names for members of this species include pouched mice, broad-footed marsupial mice, and antechinus shrews, but these names are often considered outdated or limited to certain regions of the species’ range. They can reside in a number of habitats including temperate rainforests, healthy woodlands, swamps, and...

Western Quoll, Dasyurus geoffroii
2014-05-24 17:09:58

The western quoll (Dasyurus geoffroii), also known as the western native cat and by many native names, is a species of marsupial that can be found in Australia. This species once held a large range, but it is now limited to the southwestern corner of Western Australia. It prefers to reside in arid and moist mallee and sclerophyll forests. It was first described by John Gould in 1841, when it was abundant in Australia. It is most closely related to the recently described bronze quoll, which is...

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