Greater Bilby

Classification Macrotis lagotis Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Peramelemorphia Family: Thylacomyidae Genus: Macrotis Species: Lagotis Anatomy   Behavior Bilbies are nocturnal animals that do not like the heat, so they create their own burrow for shelter. Burrows are usually  6 feet deep and 10 feet long, or 2 meters deep and 3 meters…

Echidna

Classification Tachyglossus Aculeatus Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Monotremata Family: Tachyglossidae Genus: Tachyglossus Species: Aculeatus Anatomy Behavior Echidnas are solitary animals. They tend to overlap others’ territories, but do not spend time with them. Mating and time spent with their mothers is the most bonding they tend to have with fellow echidnas. Size They tend to…

Tasmanian Devil

Classification Sarcophilus Harrisii Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Dasyuromorphia Family: Dasyuridae Genus: Sarcophilus Species: Harrisii History During European settlement in Australia, Tasmanian devils and tigers were trapped in  for money to lessen the population. 100 years went by of devils and tigers being poisoned and trapped. This dwindled down the population drastically.  Now,…

Dingo

Classification Canis Lupus Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Canidae Genus: Canis Species: Lupus Anatomy  Behavior They communicate through body language and vocally. The dingo will howl, yelp, and whine to communicate warnings, pain, or location. They will live alone, or in a group referred to as a pack. The dingo will…

Red Kangaroo

Classification Macropus Rufus Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Diprotodontia Family: Macropodidae Genus: Macropus Species: Rufus Anatomy                     Behavior Kangaroos travel in groups with a dominant male leading. These groups are called “mobs”. Males are called bucks, jacks, and boomers; females are called does, flyers,…

Koala

Classification (Taxonomy) Phascolarctos cinereus Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (has a spinal cord) Class: Mammalia  Order: Diprotodontia (describes its toes) Family: Phascolarctidae Genus: Phascolarctos Species: Cinereus History John Price was the first to record the koala in the late 1700’s. Price described the mammal as a bear, although the koala is not a bear at all….