This is a collection of reference images for mammal camera-trap surveys in south-eastern Australia.
For each species, I’ve provided enlarged photographs that highlight the key features and show the species from several different angles. Clicking on the image will open a full-screen version. For some species, I have also included a full photograph to provide scale.
I’d love to hear from you if you have additional ID tips or photos of other Australian species to contribute.
UPDATE: Another great resource for distinguishing 11 species of Victorian small native mammal has recently been compiled by Dr Phoebe Burns and can be downloaded from: http://doi.org/10.26188/5d5a11bb2f1d7.
THE LITTLEST CRITTERS:
Agile antechinus – Antechinus agilis
Dusky antechinus – Antechinus swainsonii
Eastern pygmy possum – Cercartetus nanus
House mouse – Mus musculus
A WEE BIT BIGGER:
Bush rat – Rattus fuscipes
Swamp rat – Rattus lutreolus
Black rat – Rattus rattus
Long-nosed bandicoot – Perameles nasuta
Southern brown bandicoot – Isoodon obesulus
Long-nosed potoroo – Potorous tridactylus
Common ringtail possum – Pseudocheirus peregrinus
Common brushtail possum – Trichosurus vulpecula
Mountain brushtail possum (or southern bobuck) – Trichosurus cunninghami
Thankyou Kate Parkins, Matt Swan, Kaye P. and Craig Mildwaters for additional images, ID tips and reviews