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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 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 (white-rumped 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

Cane toad Rhinella marina

Carpet python Morelia spilota

Cascade treefrog Litoria pearsoniana

Cassowary Casuarius casuarius johnsonii

Cat Felis catus

Channel-billed cuckoo Scythrops novaehollandiae

Children's python Antaresia childreni

Chocolate wattled bat Chalinolobus morio

Coastal sheathtail bat Taphozous australis

Collared delma (PDF, file unavailable)* Delma torquata (Skink)

Common death adder Acanthophis antarcticus

Common mistfrog Litoria rheocola

Common tree snake Dendrelaphis punctulata

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

Darling Downs earless dragon Tympanocryptis cf. tetraporophora

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)

Edgbaston hardyhead Craterocephalus sp. (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

Fox Vulpes vulpes

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

Goat Capra hircus

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

Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin Sousa chinensis

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

Kowari Dasyuroides byrnei 

Kroombit tinkerfrog Taudactylus pleione

L

Common name Scientific name

Large-eared flying-fox Pteropus macrotis epularius

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 tern Sternula albifrons

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

Lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri

M

Common name Scientific name

Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen

Mahogany glider Petaurus gracilis

Mary River turtle Elusor macrurus

Masked lapwing Vanellus miles miles

                      Menetia sadlieri (Skink)

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

Pig Sus scrofa

Plains rat Pseudomys australis

Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Possum alarm cicada Cychlochila virens

Proserpine rock-wallaby Petrogale persephone

Q

Common name Scientific name

Quolls

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

Sharp snouted dayfrog Taudactylus acutirostris

Shorebirds

Short-necked worm-skink Anomalopus brevicollis

Snakes

Southern boobook owl Ninox boobook

Southern cassowary Casuarius casuarius johnsonii (southern population)

Southern dayfrog Taudactylus diurnus

Southern gastric brooding frog Rheobatrachus silus

Southern giant-petrel Macronectes giganteus

Spectacled flying-fox Pteropus conspicillatus

Spotted katydid Ephippitytha trigintiduoguttata (Insect)

Striped-tailed delma Delma labialis (Skink)

Spotted-tailed quoll Dasyurus maculatus

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

Ticks

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

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Last updated
13 August 2013