Australian Mammals - Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Australian Mammals - Sydney and the Blue Mountains

This page shows some mammals that can be found in the Sydney and Blue Mountains and other regions of Australia. Click on the pictures to show more information about each of the different mammals.

This section of the site is quite new and I will add more animals as I get around to it, and add more information about the mammals that are there already.

NOTE: The mammals are listed in order of size, from smallest to largest.

Black Rat
Rattus rattus

Size: 16-21 cm head and body, plus 18-26 cm tail

Introduced

Black Rat - Rattus rattus - Australian Mammals - Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Short-beaked Echidna NEW
Tachyglossus aculeatus

Size: Head-to-body 23-35 cm. Tail 8 cm.

Short-beaked Echidna - Tachyglossus aculeatus - Australian Mammals - Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Bilby NEW
Macrotis Lagotis

Size: Head-to-body 30-55 cm, Tail 20-29 cm.

Not in Sydney or the Blue Mountains

Bilby - Macrotis Lagotis - Australian Mammals - Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Koala
Phascolarctos cinereus

Size: 65-82 cm

Koala - Phascolarctos cinereus - Australian Mammals - Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Tiger Quoll (Spot-tailed Quoll)
Dasyurus maculatus

Size: Head-to-body 35-75 cm, Tail 35-55 cm

Tiger Quoll (Spot-tailed Quoll) - Dasyurus maculatus - Australian Mammals - Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat
Lasiorhinus latifrons

Size: Head-to-body 77-94 cm. Tail 2.5-6 cm.

Not in Sydney or the Blue Mountains

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat - Lasiorhinus latifrons - Australian Mammals - Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Red Fox
Vulpes vulpes

Size: Head to body: Males 61-74 cm, Females 57-67 cm. Tail: Males 36-45 cm, Females 38-43 cm

Introduced

Red Fox - Vulpes vulpes - Australian Mammals - Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Common Wombat
Vombatus ursinus

Size: Head-to-body 85-120 cm. Tail 2-3 cm.

Common Wombat - Vombatus ursinus - Australian Mammals - Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Swamp Wallaby
Wallabia bicolor

Size: Head-to-body: Males to 85 cm, females to 75 cm. Tail: Males to 73 cm, females to 73 cm.

Swamp Wallaby - Wallabia bicolor - Australian Mammals - Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Dingo NEW
Canis lupus dingo

Size: Head-to-body 86-100 cm. Tail 26-36 cm.

Introduced

Dingo - Canis lupus dingo - Australian Mammals - Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Eastern Wallaroo NEW
Macropus robustus

Size: Head-to-body: Males 110 cm, Females 80 cm. Tail about 80 cm.

Eastern Wallaroo - Macropus robustus - Australian Mammals - Sydney and the Blue Mountains

See Also

Australian Frogs
Australian Fish
Australian Spiders and their Faces
Australian Birds
Australian Reptiles

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