Endemic Animals of Northern Territory








Golden Bandicoot
Golden Bandicoot
This small marsupial is endemic to Australia. The fur of the animal is golden-brown. By its appearance, the Golden bandicoot reminds a hunched rat with a long tail. As opposed to other marsupials, webbed toes on their hind feet create a comb, which is used in grooming. While most bandicoot species exhibit considerably large ears and elongated snouts, the Golden bandicoots have short muzzles due to belonging to the genus of short-nosed bandicoots ...
(Isoodon).
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Golden Bandicoot
Black wallaroo
Black wallaroo
The black wallaroo, also known as Bernard's wallaroo or Woodward's wallaroo, is a species of macropod restricted to a small, mountainous area in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia, between South Alligator River and Nabarlek. It classified as near threatened, mostly due to its limited distribution. A large proportion of the range is protected by Kakadu National Park.
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Black wallaroo
Morelia bredli
Morelia bredli
Common names: Bredl's python, Centralian python, Centralian carpet python, central Australian carpet python, Bredl's carpet python, central Australian Bredl's carpet python, central Bredl's carpet python. Morelia bredli is a non-venomous python species found in Australia. No subspecies are currently recognized.
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Morelia bredli
Central rock rat
Central rock rat
The central rock rat, also known as the central thick-tailed rock-rat, Macdonnell Range rock-rat, Australian native mouse, rat à grosse queue, or rata coligorda, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae that is found only in Australia. The rats have been found in rocky outcrops and on mountainsides with loose stones, as well as hilly grasslands and low open shrubland or woodland. Historically, Z. pedunculatus is only known to be found in a ...
77 km length of the West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory. The species has previously been recorded from living animals or cave deposits in Northern Territory at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Illamurta, Haast's Bluff, Mount Liebig, Napperby Station, Devils Marbles, The Granites, and the Davenport Range. It is known from cave deposits in the Cape Range, Western Australia.
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Central rock rat
Black-spotted ridge-tailed monitor
Black-spotted ridge-tailed monitor
The black-spotted ridge-tailed monitor, also called commonly the black-spotted spiny-tailed monitor, the lemon-throated monitor, the northern ridge-tailed monitor, Whites monitor, and the yellow-throated monitor, is a species of lizard in the family Varanidae. The species is native to Australia's tropical Northern Territory. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List as it is considered common and not threatened. It was first described ...
in 1987. It is also known as White's dwarf goanna.
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Black-spotted ridge-tailed monitor
Lerista frosti
Lerista frosti
Lerista frosti is a smaller lizard species found in highlands of central Australia. The common name for the species is centralian slider.
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Lerista frosti
Fawn antechinus
Fawn antechinus
The fawn antechinus is a species of small carnivorous marsupial found in northern Australia. It is the only Antechinus to be found in the Northern Territory and has a patchy, restricted range. Kunwinjku of western Arnhem Land call this animal Mulbu, as they do many rodents. The spelling is given as Mulbbu on the Bininj Kunwok website
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Fawn antechinus
Kakadu dunnart
Kakadu dunnart
The Kakadu dunnart is a dunnart first described in 1994 and whose closest relative is the Carpentarian dunnart. It typically has a body length of 50-85mm with a tail 60-105mm long, for a total length between 110-190mm. It weighs between 10-25g, placing it in the mid-range of dunnarts. Its colour is grey, gingery on the upper body and underbelly, with white feet.
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Kakadu dunnart
Northern hopping mouse
Northern hopping mouse
The northern hopping mouse is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in coastal northern Australia, from Arnhem Land to the Cobourg Peninsula.
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Northern hopping mouse
Northern brush-tailed phascogale
Northern brush-tailed phascogale
The northern brush-tailed phascogale, also known as the northern brush-tailed wambenger or northern brush-tailed mousesack is a species of marsupial in the family Dasyuridae. It is endemic to northern Australia.
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Northern brush-tailed phascogale
Arnhem Land rock rat
Arnhem Land rock rat
The Arnhem Land rock rat also known as the Arnhem rock-rat and by the Indigenous Australian name of kodjperr is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in the Top End Region of the Northern Territory in Australia.
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Arnhem Land rock rat
Carpentarian rock rat
Carpentarian rock rat
The Carpentarian rock rat is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Australia.
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Carpentarian rock rat
Sandstone false antechinus
Sandstone false antechinus
The sandstone false antechinus, Pseudantechinus bilarni, also known as the sandstone pseudantechinus, the sandstone antechinus, the sandstone dibbler, Harney's antechinus and the Northern dibbler, is a species of small carnivorous marsupial, which has a patchy distribution in Australia's Northern Territory.
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Sandstone false antechinus
Kakadu pebble-mound mouse
Kakadu pebble-mound mouse
The Kakadu pebble-mound mouse is a rodent native to Australia. It is one of the pebble-mound mice.
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Kakadu pebble-mound mouse
Sepiella mangkangunga
Sepiella mangkangunga
Sepiella mangkangunga is a species of cuttlefish native to the Indo-Pacific, specifically off the Northern Territory in Australia . It lives at depths from 1.1 to 3.3 m.
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Sepiella mangkangunga