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Animals found at the Riversleigh Fossil Site

Upper Site

Bats Upper Site
Carnivorous ghost bat (Macroderma sp.) Bitesantennary Site
Leaf-nosed bat (Brachipposideros sp. 1) Upper Site
Leaf-nosed bat (Brachipposideros sp. 2) Upper Site
Leaf-nosed bat (Brachipposideros sp.) GAG Site
Leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros sp. 1) Bitesantennary Site
Leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros sp. 2) Bitesantennary Site
Leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros sp.3) Bitesantennary Site
Leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros sp. 4) Bitesantennary Site
Leaf-nosed bat (Brachipposideros sp. 1) Neville's Garden Site
Leaf-nosed bat (Brachipposideros sp. 2) Neville's Garden Site
Leaf-nosed bat (Brachipposideros sp. 1) Rackham's Roost Site
Leaf-nosed bat (Brachipposideros sp. 2) Rackham's Roost Site
Free-tailed bat (molossid) Upper Site
Ghost bat (Macroderma sp.) Neville's Garden Site
Ghost bat (Macroderma gigas) Rackham's Roost Site
Plain-faced bat (vespertilionid sp.a) Rackham's Roost Site
Plain-faced bat (vespertilionid sp.2) Rackham's Roost Site
Sheath-tailed bat (Taphozous sp.) Rackham's Roost Site
Orange horsehoe bat (Rhinonicteris aurantius) Rackham's Roost Site
Birds  
Giant, flightless dromornithid (Bullockornis sp) Upper Site
Giant dromornithid  bird, leg bone Site D
Ancestral emu (Dromaius gidju) Upper Site
Bower bird (paradisaeid) Upper Site
Honeyeater (meliphadid) Upper Site
Stork (ciconid) Bitesantennary Site
Stork (ciconid) GAG Site
Songbird similar to swiftlet Neville's Garden Site
White cockatoo species (Cacatua sp.) Neville's Garden Site
Eagle-presence inferred, still to be confirmed Terrace Site
Reptiles  
Deap-headed, semi-terrestrial quinkanine crocodile Upper Site
Giant, deep-headed, semi-terrestrial crocodile (Baru wickeni) Site D
Giant, broad-snouted crocodile  (Palimnarchus sp.) Terrace Site
Water dragon (Physignathus sp similar to P. leseur) Upper Site
Water dragon (Physignathus sp) Neville's Garden Site
Skink (scincid lizard) Upper Site
Skink (scincid lizard) Neville's Garden Site
Goanna (Varanus sp.) Rackham's Roost Site
Dragon lizard (Varanid) Upper Site
Gecko (gekkonid lizard) Upper Site
Gecko (gekkonid lizard) Rackham's Roost Site
Geckkonid lizard Bitesantennary Site
Python (Montypythonoides sp.) Upper Site
Giant Python (Montypythonoide riverlaighensis) Site D
Pythonoid snake Bitesantennary Site
Pythonoid snake Neville's Garden Site
Pythonoid snake Rackham's Roost Site
Madtsolid snake Neville's Garden Site
Elapid - poisonous snake-inferred Terrace Site
Chelid turtle Upper Site
Chelid turtle Site D
Giant horned turtle (Meiolania sp.) Neville's Garden Site
Giant Elseya turtle (Elseya sp.) Terrace Site
Freshwater turtles Neville's Garden Site
Marsupials  
Small thylacine (Nimbacinus dicksoni) Upper Site
Small thylacine (Thylacinus sp.) GAG Site
Browsing wynyardiid marsupial (Namilamadeta sp.) Upper Site
Balbarine kangaroos GAG Site
Ancestral musky rat-kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon bartholomaii) Upper Site
Musky rat-kangaroo (omnivorous) (Hypsiprymnodon bartholomaii) Neville's Garden Site
Rat-kangaroo (Bettongia  sp.) Rackham's Roost Site
Long-toothed bettong (wakiewakie lawsoni) Upper Site
Dunnart, insectivorous (Sminthopsis sp.) Rackham's Roost Site
Burrowing marsupial mole (notoryctid) Upper Site
Forest bandicoot marsupial (peroryctid) Upper Site
Bandicoot marsupial Neville's Garden Site
'VD'-type bandicoot Neville's Garden Site
Carnivorous dasyurid marsupial Upper Site
Carnivorous kangaroo (Ekaltadeta sp.) Upper Site
Carnivorous kangaroo (Ekaltadeta ima) GAG Site
Short-footed giant kangaroo (Protemnodon sp.) Rackham's Roost Site
Carnivorous phascogale (Ohascogale sp.) Rackham's Roost Site
Diprotodontid (Neohelos sp.), large browsing marsupial Upper Site
Diprotodontid (Neohelos sp.), large browsing marsupial Neville's Garden Site
Diprotodontid (Neohelos sp.), large browsing marsupial GAG Site
Diprotodon optatum Terrace Site
'Thingodontan' marsupial (Yalkaparadon coheni) Upper Site
Rainforest koala (Litokoala sp.) Upper Site
Rainforest koala (Litokoala sp.) Neville's Garden Site
Feather-tailed possum (acrobatid) Upper Site
Feather-tailed possum (acrobatid) GAG Site
Brush-tailed possum (Trichosurus sp.) Neville's Garden Site
Brush-tailed possum (Trichosurus sp.) GAG Site
Ringtail possum (Paljara sp.), tiny, very primitive Upper Site
Ringtail possum 2 (Paljara sp.) GAG Site
Ringtail possum 3 (Pildra sp.) GAG Site
Ringtail possum 4 (unnamed genus) GAG Site
Ringtail possum 5 (Marlu sp.) GAG Site
Woolly rainforest ring-tailed possum  (Pseudochirops sp.) Upper Site
Woolly rainforest ring-tailed possum  (Pseudochirops sp.) GAG Site
Rainforest mountain pygmie-possum (Burramys sp.) Upper Site
Pygmie possum (Cercartetus sp.) GAG Site
Ektopodontid possum (Ektopodon sp.) Neville's Garden Site
Ground cuscus (Strigocuscus sp.) Upper Site
Ground cuscus (Strigocuscus reidi.) GAG Site
Pilkipildrid possum (Djilgaringa sp.) Upper Site
Marsupial lion (Priscileo sp.) Upper Site
Marsupial lion (Wakeleo sp.) Neville's Garden Site
Herbivorous palorchestid marsupial (Barawertornis tedfordi) Site D
Herbivorous palorchestid (Gnapakaldia sp.) Site D
Potoroine rat-kangaroo (Gumardee pascauli) Site D
Balungamayine rat-kangaroo (Wabularoo naughtoni) Site D
Balungamayine rat-kangaroo Neville's Garden Site
Wallaby  (Prionotemnus sp.) Rackham's Roost Site
Agile wallaby (Macropus agilis) Terrace Site
Fasle mouse (Pseudomys sp.) Rackham's Roost Site
Insectivorous dasyurid marsupial Bitesantennary Site
Small bandicoot marsupial Bitesantennary Site
Monotremes  
Toothed platypus (Obdurodon sp.) Neville's Garden Site
Echidna - inferred Terrace Site
Placentals Rackham's Roost Site
Rock rat (Zyzomys sp.) Rackham's Roost Site
Amphibians  
Marsh frog (Lymnodynastes sp.) Upper Site
Marsh frog (Limnodynastes sp.) Bitesantennary Site
Tree frog (Litoria sp.) Upper Site
Tree frog (Litoria sp.) Neville's Garden Site
Giant tree frog (Litoria sp) GAG Site
Insects Upper Site
Butterfly Neville's Garden Site
Dragonfly Upper Site
Dragonfly Neville's Garden Site
Cicada (cicadid) Upper Site
Cicada Bitesantennary Site
Ants (formicids) Upper Site
Glow-worm sthreads - beetles Bitesantennary Site
Moth Bitesantennary Site
Molluscs  
A snail Upper Site
This fossil site-guano below bat roost piles containing fossils Bitesantennary Site
Millipede Upper Site
Fish  
Bony Fish Site D
Freshwater catfish Site D
Lungfish Site D
Plants  
Plant roots that penetrated the limestone Neville's Garden Site
Water lilies Site D
Dense species-rich rainforest Site D
Dense species-rich rainforest Neville's Garden Site
Tall,species-rich rainforest GAG Site
Fig Fruit Neville's Garden Site
Fig tree Rackham's Roost Site
Gum tree (Eucallyptus se.) Rackham's Roost Site
Eucalyptus sp. Terrace Site
Tree roots that eroded through the limestone Bitesantennary Site
Open savannah woodlands Rackham's Roost Site
Grasses Rackham's Roost Site

Sources & Further reading

  1. Michael Archer, Suzanne J. Hand & Henk Godthelp, 2000, Australia's Lost World: Riversleigh, world heritage Site, Reed New Holland
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