Endemic Animals of South Australia








Pelecanus tirarensis
Pelecanus tirarensis
Pelecanus tirarensis is a fossil pelican described from several fragmentary tarsometatarsi from Late Oligocene to Middle Miocene deposits in the Namba Formation of Lake Pinpa in the Lake Eyre Basin of north-eastern South Australia.
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Pelecanus tirarensis
Centropus colossus
Centropus colossus
Centropus colossus is an extinct species of coucal from the Late Pleistocene of Australia. It was described from submerged subfossil material collected in 1979 from the Fossil Cave in the south-east of South Australia. Characteristics of the holotype specimen indicate that the bird was either flightless or, at least, had reduced flight capability. It was larger than any of its living congeners and was one of the largest cuckoos in the world. The ...
specific epithet, the Latin colossus, refers to its great size.
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Centropus colossus
Pelecanus cadimurka
Pelecanus cadimurka
Pelecanus cadimurka is a fossil pelican from the Late Pliocene Kanunka fauna of the upper Tirari Formation, in the Lake Eyre basin of north-eastern South Australia.
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Pelecanus cadimurka
Anhinga walterbolesi
Anhinga walterbolesi
Anhinga walterbolesi is an extinct species of darter from the Late Oligocene to Early Miocene of Australia. It was described from fossil material collected in 1982 from the Etadunna Formation of the Snake Dam site, in the Lake Eyre Basin of north-eastern South Australia. The specific epithet honours Australian palaeontologist Walter Boles for his contributions to Australian palaeornithology.
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Anhinga walterbolesi
Ctenophorus decresii
Ctenophorus decresii
Ctenophorus decresii, commonly as tawny dragon or tawny crevice-dragon, is a species of lizard in the family Agamidae. The species is endemic to Australia.
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Ctenophorus decresii
Delma molleri
Delma molleri
Delma molleri is a small, limbless lizard found in southern South Australia around the Adelaide Hills, and pretty common in Adelaide suburbs. Delma molleri has been recorded from a variety of habitats ranging from grassland to woodland beneath rocks, timber, and rubbish. The species is oviparous.
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Delma molleri
Western barred bandicoot
Western barred bandicoot
The Western barred bandicoot, also known as the Marl, is a small species of bandicoot; now extinct across most of its former range, the western barred bandicoot only survives on offshore islands and in fenced sanctuaries on the mainland.
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Western barred bandicoot
Mitromorpha axicostata
Mitromorpha axicostata
Mitromorpha axicostata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitromorphidae.
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Mitromorpha axicostata
Austrodrillia agrestis
Austrodrillia agrestis
Austrodrillia agrestis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Horaiclavidae. It was formerly included within the family Turridae.
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Austrodrillia agrestis
Austrodrillia subplicata
Austrodrillia subplicata
Austrodrillia subplicata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Horaiclavidae. It was formerly included within the family Turridae.
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Austrodrillia subplicata
Mitromorpha crassilirata
Mitromorpha crassilirata
Mitromorpha crassilirata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitromorphidae.
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Mitromorpha crassilirata
Scrinium impendens
Scrinium impendens
Scrinium impendens is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitromorphidae.
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Scrinium impendens
Mitromorpha angusta
Mitromorpha angusta
Mitromorpha angusta is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitromorphidae.
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Mitromorpha angusta
Bathytoma hecatorgnia
Bathytoma hecatorgnia
Bathytoma hecatorgnia is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Borsoniidae.
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Bathytoma hecatorgnia
Mitromorpha paucilirata
Mitromorpha paucilirata
Mitromorpha paucilirata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitromorphidae.
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Mitromorpha paucilirata
Taranis mayi
Taranis mayi
Taranis mayi is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Raphitomidae.
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Taranis mayi
Mitromorpha paula
Mitromorpha paula
Mitromorpha paula is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitromorphidae.
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Mitromorpha paula
Herpetopoma fenestratum
Herpetopoma fenestratum
Herpetopoma fenestratum is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chilodontidae.
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Herpetopoma fenestratum
Minolops cincta
Minolops cincta
Minolops cincta is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Solariellidae.
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Minolops cincta