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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