The rare and endemic marsupials of the Australian and New Guinean tropical rainforest...
The monotremes, including Platypus and Echidnas.
Ornithorynchus anatinus, 'Platypus'. Found in freshwater creeks, especially at higher altitude or in cooler areas, in eastern Australia south to Tasmania.
The rest of the mammals, the live-bearers.
This family includes the Brushtail Possums and Cuscus.
Trichosurus johnstoni, 'Coppery Brushtail Possum'.
Petaurus breviceps, 'Sugar Glider'.
Pseudochirulus herbertensis, 'Herbert River Ringtail'.
Lemuroid Ringtail Possum
Green Ringtail Possum
Thylogale stigmatica, 'Red-legged Pademelon'.
Melomys cervinipes, 'Fawn-footed Melomys'. Often seen climbing and clinging vines and stems in rainforest and edge, along east coast of Australia.
One of the more common and noisy mammals around rainforest in Australia and New Guinea are the flying fox or fruit bats. They often roost in large colonies around areas of human habitation, even in trees in busy urban areas. On the nearby islands of the south-west Pacific region, they are often the only native mammal.
Pteropus tonganus , 'Insular/Pacific Flying Fox'. Large typical flying fox. Found in rainforest, mangroves and around human habitation. It is the most geographically widespread of all the flying fox in the Pacific; being recorded in New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Niue, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna and Fiji. The other common flying fox found in Fiji that this could be is Pteropus samoensis.