Terrestrial / Catchment Fauna

Annelida

Type: Annelida (Worms)
Common Name:  Giant Gippsland Earthworm
Scientific Name:  Megascolides australis
Source: Bass Valley, B. Van Praagh Invert EcoOnly found in the Bass River Catchment, these 2 metre earthworms are fragile and even gentle handling causes bruising and death.

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Mammalia

 

Type: Monotremes
Common Name:  Echidna
Scientific Name:  Tachyglossus aculeatus
Source: Phillip Island, J.Clarke WPSPMore on Echidna

 

Type: Marsupials
Common Name:  Koala
Scientific Name:  Phascolarctos cinereus
Source: Phillip Island, J. Clarke WPSPMore on Koala 

 

Type: Marsupials / Kangaroos & Wallabies
Common Name:  Swamp Wallaby
Scientific Name:  Wallabia bicolor
Source: Phillip Island, J.Clarke WPSPMore on Swamp Wallaby 

 

Type: Marsupials / Wombats
Common Name:  Baby Common Wombat (rescued)
Scientific Name:  Vombatus ursinus
Source: Bass Valley, P.Westwood Friends of Bass Valley Bush Inc .More on Baby Common Wombat

 

Type:   Marsupials / Possums
Common Name:  Bobuck (Mountain Brush Tail Possum)
Scientific Name:  Trichosurus caninus
Source: Bass Valley, P.Westwood Friends of Bass Valley Bush Inc.NB: This is a very rare sighting, the first confirmed sighting in area for 20 years.More on Bobuck

 

Reptilia

 

Type: Reptiles
Common Name:  Monitor Lizard
Scientific Name:  Varanus varius
Source: Bass Valley, P.Westwood Friends of Bass Valley Bush Inc .More on Monitor Lizard