Fauna of Tasmania

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tasmania has a unique assemblage of Australian fauna, including the three largest extant marsupial predators -Tasmanian devil, Spotted-tailed quoll and Eastern quoll. Because of its island status, fewer introduced predators and a relatively large amount of intact habitat, Tasmania has many species which have become extinct, or are on the verge of extinction, on mainland Australia, as well as many endemic species.​

In this topic

  • Birds
    Tasmania has a rich bird fauna, including several threatened species, and several species which are confined to the State.
  • Mammals
    Tasmania has a diverse mammal fauna and the island State is a stronghold for many species, including the Tasmanian devil, wombat, platypus, eastern quoll, pademelon, eastern barred bandicoot and bettong.
  • Reptiles and Frogs
    Meet Tasmania's lizards, snakes and frogs.
  • Fauna of Tas Wilderness World Heritage Area
    Introduction and inventory of vertebrates and invertebrates found in Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area (WHA).

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