Friday, March 6, 2009

Australian Desert Animals

Here is a list of various Australian Desert Animals
Research Questions

A guide to researching
List these animals and plants in your book.
or use the list to search for pictures and information on the internet.

Existing Animals
Perentie (monitor lizard)
Thorny Devil
Bearded Dragon
Red Kangaroo
Desert Dingo

Extinct Animals
 Desert Bandicoot (Perameles eremiana)
 Pig-footed Bandicoot (Chaeropus ecaudatus)
 Lesser Bilby (Macrotis leucura)
 Desert Rat-Kangaroo (Caloprymnus campestris)
 Central Hare-Wallaby (Lagorchestes asomatus)
 Cresent Nailtail-Wallaby (Onychogalea lunata)
 Lesser Stick-nest Rat (Leporillus apicalis)
 Long-tailed Hopping-mouse (Notomys longicaudatus)
 Short-tailed Hopping-mouse (Notomys amplus)

Animals Near Extinction

 Western Quoll (Dasyurus geoffroyii)
 Kowari (Dasyuroides byrnei)
 Mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda)
 Red-tailed Phascogale (Phascogale calura)
 Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus)
 Golden Bandicoot (Isoodon auratus)
 Bilby (Macrotis lagotis)
 Brush-tailed Bettong (Bettongia penicillata)
 Burrowing Bettong (Bettongia lesueur)
 Mala (Lagorchestes hirsutus)
 Greater Stick-nest Rat (Leporillus conditor)
 Plains Rat (Pseudomys australis)
 Alice Springs Mouse (Pseudomys fieldi)
 Central Rock-rat (Zyzomys pedunculatus