Mammals

This album page provides links to galleries that feature images of Mammals. Each gallery displays portraits of individual species together with juvenile/immature species when I’ve been able to photograph them and some behaviour images. See Taxonomy note below.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) at Manna Gum Drive in Cape Otway, Victoria

Monotremes are egg-laying mammals, while the females of marsupial mammals have pouches in their lower belly allowing nurturing of their young.

Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) an upside-down leap at Kaikoura Pelagic

Cetaceans are marine mammals comprising whale and dolphin families. The album also features marine, land and semiaquatic Carnivores.

Mammal Taxonomy

The first figure shows simplified taxonomy family tree applicable to Egg-laying Mammals and Marsupial Mammals photo album, which contains:
(1) Order Monotremata (Monotremes) placed in subclass Prototheria (Egg-laying Mammals).
(2) Infraclass Metatheria (Marsupial Mammals) contains three Marsupialia orders:
(a) Dasyuromorphia (Carnivorous Marsupials),
(b) Diprotodontia (Kangaroos, Wallabies, Possums, and relatives). This order splits into three suborders: (i) Macropodiformes (Kangaroos, Wallabies, and relatives), (ii) Vombatiformes (Wombats and Koalas) Phascolarctidae (Koalas) and Vombatidae (Wombats), and (iii) Phalangeriformes (Possums),
(c) Peramelemorphia (Bandicoots).

The figure shows a simplified taxonomy family tree applicable to Egg-laying Mammals and Marsupial Mammals
The figure shows a simplified taxonomy family tree applicable to Egg-laying Mammals and Marsupial Mammals

The second figure shows a simplified taxonomy family tree applicable to Placental Mammals which contain several orders grouped in the following photo albums:
(1) Cetacea (Cetaceans) displaying dolphins and whales together with Carnivora (Carnivores) featuring marine, land and semiaquatic mammals.

The figure shows a simplified taxonomy family tree applicable to Placental Mammals
The figure shows a simplified taxonomy family tree applicable to Placental Mammals