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Wildlife of Palmerston Rocks National Park

Total number of species: 279

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Kingdom Class Family Scientific Name Common Name Superseded NCA EPBC End. Wetland
Status
animals mammals Muridae Hydromys chrysogaster water rat C QAI I
animals mammals Muridae Melomys burtoni grassland melomys C QA
animals mammals Muridae Melomys cervinipes fawn-footed melomys C QA
animals mammals Muridae Mus musculus house mouse II
animals mammals Muridae Rattus fuscipes bush rat C QA
animals mammals Muridae Rattus leucopus Cape York rat C QAI
animals mammals Muridae Rattus rattus black rat II
animals mammals Muridae Rattus sordidus canefield rat C QAI
animals mammals Muridae Rattus tunneyi pale field-rat C QA
animals mammals Vespertilionidae Nyctophilus bifax northern long-eared bat C QAI
animals mammals Rhinolophidae Rhinolophus megaphyllus eastern horseshoe-bat C QAI
animals mammals Pteropodidae Nyctimene robinsoni eastern tube-nosed bat C QA
animals mammals Pteropodidae Pteropus conspicillatus spectacled flying-fox E E QAI
animals mammals Pteropodidae Syconycteris australis eastern blossom bat C QAI
animals mammals Macropodidae Macropus agilis agile wallaby C QAI
animals mammals Peramelidae Isoodon sp. QAI
animals birds Motacillidae Anthus novaeseelandiae Australasian pipit C QAI
animals birds Estrildidae Lonchura castaneothorax chestnut-breasted mannikin C QAI
animals birds Estrildidae Neochmia phaeton phaeton crimson finch C QA
animals birds Estrildidae Neochmia temporalis red-browed finch C QA
animals birds Nectariniidae Cinnyris jugularis olive-backed sunbird C QAI
animals birds Nectariniidae Dicaeum hirundinaceum mistletoebird C QAI
animals birds Sturnidae Acridotheres tristis common myna II
animals birds Sturnidae Aplonis metallica metallic starling C QAI
animals birds Hirundinidae Hirundo neoxena welcome swallow C QAI
animals birds Hirundinidae Petrochelidon nigricans tree martin C QAI
animals birds Timaliidae Zosterops lateralis silvereye C QAI
animals birds Megaluridae Megalurus timoriensis tawny grassbird C QAI
animals birds Acrocephalidae Acrocephalus australis Australian reed-warbler C QAI
animals birds Cisticolidae Cisticola exilis golden-headed cisticola C QAI
animals birds Petroicidae Tregellasia capito pale-yellow robin C QA
animals birds Monarchidae Arses kaupi pied monarch C Q
animals birds Monarchidae Carterornis leucotis white-eared monarch C QA
animals birds Monarchidae Grallina cyanoleuca magpie-lark C QAI
animals birds Monarchidae Monarcha melanopsis black-faced monarch SL QAI
animals birds Monarchidae Myiagra rubecula leaden flycatcher C QAI
animals birds Monarchidae Symposiachrus trivirgatus spectacled monarch SL QAI
animals birds Rhipiduridae Rhipidura albiscapa grey fantail C QAI
animals birds Rhipiduridae Rhipidura leucophrys willie wagtail C QAI
animals birds Rhipiduridae Rhipidura rufifrons rufous fantail SL QAI
animals birds Rhipiduridae Rhipidura rufiventris northern fantail C QAI
animals birds Dicruridae Dicrurus bracteatus spangled drongo C QAI
animals birds Artamidae Artamus leucorynchus white-breasted woodswallow C QA
animals birds Artamidae Melloria quoyi black butcherbird C QAI
animals birds Oriolidae Oriolus flavocinctus yellow oriole C QAI
animals birds Oriolidae Oriolus sagittatus olive-backed oriole C QAI
animals birds Oriolidae Sphecotheres vieilloti Australasian figbird C QAI
animals birds Pachycephalidae Colluricincla megarhyncha little shrike-thrush C QAI
animals birds Pachycephalidae Pachycephala simplex peninsulae grey whistler C Q
animals birds Campephagidae Coracina lineata barred cuckoo-shrike C QA
animals birds Campephagidae Coracina novaehollandiae black-faced cuckoo-shrike C QAI
animals birds Campephagidae Coracina papuensis white-bellied cuckoo-shrike C QAI
animals birds Campephagidae Coracina tenuirostris cicadabird C QAI
animals birds Campephagidae Lalage leucomela varied triller C QAI
animals birds Psophodidae Psophodes olivaceus eastern whipbird C QA
animals birds Orthonychidae Orthonyx spaldingii chowchilla C Q
animals birds Meliphagidae Meliphaga gracilis graceful honeyeater C QAI
animals birds Meliphagidae Meliphaga notata yellow-spotted honeyeater C Q
animals birds Meliphagidae Myzomela obscura dusky honeyeater C QAI
animals birds Meliphagidae Philemon buceroides helmeted friarbird C QAI
animals birds Meliphagidae Ramsayornis modestus brown-backed honeyeater C QAI
animals birds Meliphagidae Stomiopera flava yellow honeyeater C Q
animals birds Meliphagidae Xanthotis macleayanus Macleay's honeyeater C Q
animals birds Acanthizidae Gerygone levigaster mangrove gerygone C QAI
animals birds Acanthizidae Gerygone magnirostris large-billed gerygone C QAI
animals birds Acanthizidae Gerygone mouki brown gerygone C QA
animals birds Acanthizidae Gerygone palpebrosa fairy gerygone C QAI
animals birds Acanthizidae Sericornis frontalis white-browed scrubwren C QA
animals birds Acanthizidae Sericornis magnirostra large-billed scrubwren C QA
animals birds Maluridae Malurus amabilis lovely fairy-wren C Q
animals birds Maluridae Malurus melanocephalus red-backed fairy-wren C QA
animals birds Pittidae Pitta versicolor noisy pitta C QAI
animals birds Meropidae Merops ornatus rainbow bee-eater C QAI
animals birds Halcyonidae Dacelo novaeguineae laughing kookaburra C QA
animals birds Halcyonidae Tanysiptera sylvia buff-breasted paradise-kingfisher C QAI
animals birds Halcyonidae Todiramphus macleayii forest kingfisher C QAI
animals birds Halcyonidae Todiramphus sanctus sacred kingfisher C QAI
animals birds Alcedinidae Ceyx azureus azure kingfisher C QAI I
animals birds Cuculidae Cacomantis flabelliformis fan-tailed cuckoo C QAI
animals birds Cuculidae Cacomantis variolosus brush cuckoo C QAI
animals birds Cuculidae Centropus phasianinus pheasant coucal C QA
animals birds Cuculidae Chalcites basalis Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo C QAI
animals birds Cuculidae Chalcites lucidus shining bronze-cuckoo C QAI
animals birds Cuculidae Chalcites minutillus russatus Gould's bronze-cuckoo C QAI
animals birds Cuculidae Eudynamys orientalis eastern koel C QAI
animals birds Cuculidae Scythrops novaehollandiae channel-billed cuckoo C QAI
animals birds Psittacidae Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus scaly-breasted lorikeet C QA
animals birds Psittacidae Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus rainbow lorikeet C QA
animals birds Cacatuidae Cacatua galerita sulphur-crested cockatoo C QAI
animals birds Laridae Thalasseus bergii crested tern SL QAI
animals birds Turnicidae Turnix maculosus red-backed button-quail C QAI
animals birds Burhinidae Burhinus grallarius bush stone-curlew C QAI
animals birds Rallidae Amaurornis moluccana pale-vented bush-hen C QAI
animals birds Rallidae Gallirallus philippensis buff-banded rail C QAI
animals birds Rallidae Rallina tricolor red-necked crake C QAI
animals birds Falconidae Falco berigora brown falcon C QAI
animals birds Falconidae Falco cenchroides nankeen kestrel C QAI
animals birds Accipitridae Accipiter novaehollandiae grey goshawk C QAI
animals birds Accipitridae Aviceda subcristata Pacific baza C QAI
animals birds Accipitridae Haliaeetus leucogaster white-bellied sea-eagle C QAI
animals birds Accipitridae Haliastur indus brahminy kite C QAI
animals birds Accipitridae Haliastur sphenurus whistling kite C QAI
animals birds Accipitridae Milvus migrans black kite C QAI
animals birds Threskiornithidae Threskiornis molucca Australian white ibis C QAI
animals birds Threskiornithidae Threskiornis spinicollis straw-necked ibis C QAI
animals birds Ardeidae Bubulcus ibis cattle egret C QAI
animals birds Ardeidae Egretta garzetta little egret C QAI I
animals birds Ardeidae Egretta novaehollandiae white-faced heron C QAI
animals birds Ciconiidae Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus black-necked stork C QAI I
animals birds Pelecanidae Pelecanus conspicillatus Australian pelican C QAI I
animals birds Apodidae Aerodramus terraereginae Australian swiftlet C QA
animals birds Apodidae Hirundapus caudacutus white-throated needletail V V QAI
animals birds Caprimulgidae Caprimulgus macrurus large-tailed nightjar C QAI
animals birds Columbidae Chalcophaps indica emerald dove C QA
animals birds Columbidae Geopelia striata peaceful dove C QAI
animals birds Columbidae Lopholaimus antarcticus topknot pigeon C QA
animals birds Columbidae Macropygia amboinensis brown cuckoo-dove C QAI
animals birds Columbidae Ptilinopus magnificus wompoo fruit-dove C QAI
animals birds Columbidae Ptilinopus regina rose-crowned fruit-dove C QAI
animals birds Columbidae Ptilinopus superbus superb fruit-dove C QAI
animals birds Columbidae Streptopelia chinensis spotted dove II
animals birds Phasianidae Coturnix ypsilophora brown quail C QAI
animals birds Megapodiidae Megapodius reinwardt orange-footed scrubfowl C QA
animals birds Casuariidae Casuarius casuarius johnsonii (southern population) southern cassowary (southern population) E E Q
animals reptiles Scincidae Carlia rubrigularis sensu lato red-throated rainbow-skink Superseded C Q
animals reptiles Scincidae Saproscincus basiliscus basilisk shadeskink C Q
animals reptiles Chelidae Elseya irwini (Johnstone) Johnstone River snapping turtle C Q
animals reptiles Chelidae Wollumbinia latisternum saw-shelled turtle C QA I
animals amphibians Bufonidae Rhinella marina cane toad II
animals amphibians Hylidae Litoria dayi Australian lacelid E V Q I
animals amphibians Hylidae Litoria rheocola common mistfrog E E Q I
animals amphibians Hylidae Litoria serrata tapping green eyed frog V Q I
animals insects Nymphalidae Mycalesis terminus terminus orange bush-brown Q
animals insects Papilionidae Papilio aegeus U
fungi Agaricomycetes Corticiaceae Corticium U
fungi Agaricomycetes Hymenochaetaceae Fulvifomes nilgheriensis C Q
fungi Agaricomycetes Hymenochaetaceae Phylloporia pectinata C QA
fungi lecanoromycetes Pannariaceae Physma byrsaeum C QI
fungi sordariomycetes Xylariaceae Xylaria ianthinovelutina C Q
plants land plants Amaranthaceae Alternanthera brasiliana IU
plants land plants Annonaceae Cananga odorata Ylang-ylang C QAI
plants land plants Annonaceae Desmos goezeanus C Q
plants land plants Annonaceae Melodorum leichhardtii C QAI
plants land plants Annonaceae Melodorum uhrii C Q
plants land plants Annonaceae Polyalthia hispida C Q
plants land plants Annonaceae Polyalthia johnsonii C Q
plants land plants Annonaceae Pseuduvaria villosa C Q
plants land plants Apiaceae Eryngium foetidum IU
plants land plants Apocynaceae Alstonia muelleriana hard milkwood C QI
plants land plants Apocynaceae Hoya pottsii C QI
plants land plants Apocynaceae Ichnocarpus frutescens C QAI
plants land plants Apocynaceae Melodinus acutiflorus bellbird vine C QAI
plants land plants Apocynaceae Melodinus australis southern melodinus C QAI
plants land plants Apocynaceae Melodinus baccellianus C Q
plants land plants Apocynaceae Tabernaemontana pandacaqui banana bush C QAI
plants land plants Araceae Pothos brownii C Q
plants land plants Araceae Rhaphidophora petrieana C Q
plants land plants Araliaceae Polyscias purpurea C Q
plants land plants Araliaceae Schefflera elliptica C QI
plants land plants Arecaceae Linospadix microcaryus C Q
plants land plants Asteraceae Chromolaena odorata Siam weed IU
plants land plants Asteraceae Pseudelephantopus spicatus IU
plants land plants Blechnaceae Blechnum cartilagineum gristle fern C QA
plants land plants Brassicaceae Rorippa eustylis C QA
plants land plants Caesalpiniaceae Senna obtusifolia IU
plants land plants Campanulaceae Lobelia quadrangularis C QA
plants land plants Celastraceae Celastrus subspicata large-leaved staffvine C QA
plants land plants Celastraceae Siphonodon membranaceus C Q
plants land plants Cleomaceae Tarenaya hassleriana IU
plants land plants Connaraceae Rourea brachyandra C Q
plants land plants Convolvulaceae Erycibe coccinea C QAI
plants land plants Corynocarpaceae Corynocarpus cribbianus cribwood C QI
plants land plants Cucurbitaceae Trichosanthes odontosperma C Q
plants land plants Cunoniaceae Davidsonia pruriens C QA
plants land plants Cyperaceae Hypolytrum nemorum C QAI
plants land plants Dichapetalaceae Dichapetalum papuanum C QI
plants land plants Ebenaceae Diospyros pluviatilis C Q
plants land plants Elaeocarpaceae Aceratium megalospermum C Q
plants land plants Erythroxylaceae Erythroxylum sp. (Brewer LA B.Hyland 13373) C Q
plants land plants Euphorbiaceae Croton densivestitus NT Q
plants land plants Euphorbiaceae Macaranga involucrata var. mallotoides C QAI
plants land plants Eupomatiaceae Eupomatia barbata C Q
plants land plants Hydrocharitaceae Hydrilla verticillata hydrilla C QAI I
plants land plants Lamiaceae Clerodendrum tracyanum C QI
plants land plants Lamiaceae Premna serratifolia C QAI
plants land plants Lauraceae Beilschmiedia oligandra C Q
plants land plants Lauraceae Cryptocarya angulata ivory laurel C Q
plants land plants Lauraceae Cryptocarya oblata C Q
plants land plants Lauraceae Cryptocarya smaragdina C Q
plants land plants Lauraceae Endiandra compressa C QA
plants land plants Lauraceae Endiandra globosa ball-fruited walnut NT QA
plants land plants Lauraceae Endiandra wolfei C Q
plants land plants Laxmanniaceae Cordyline cannifolia C QAI
plants land plants Laxmanniaceae Eustrephus latifolius wombat berry C QAI
plants land plants Lejeuneaceae Cheilolejeunea meyeniana C Q
plants land plants Lejeuneaceae Harpalejeunea filicuspis C Q
plants land plants Lejeuneaceae Lopholejeunea subfusca C QI
plants land plants Loganiaceae Strychnos minor C QAI
plants land plants Malpighiaceae Tristellateia australasiae NT QI
plants land plants Marattiaceae Angiopteris evecta giant fern C QAI
plants land plants Melastomataceae Dissotis rotundifolia IU
plants land plants Meliaceae Dysoxylum oppositifolium C QI
plants land plants Menispermaceae Carronia pedicellata E E Q
plants land plants Menispermaceae Hypserpa decumbens C QA
plants land plants Menispermaceae Hypserpa laurina C QI
plants land plants Mimosaceae Archidendron ramiflorum C Q
plants land plants Monimiaceae Hedycarya loxocarya C Q
plants land plants Moraceae Broussonetia papyrifera IU
plants land plants Moraceae Ficus benjamina var. benjamina weeping fig Superseded XU
plants land plants Moraceae Trophis scandens subsp. scandens C QAI
plants land plants Musaceae Musa banksii C Q
plants land plants Myrsinaceae Myrsine achradifolia C Q
plants land plants Myrsinaceae Myrsine subsessilis subsp. cryptostemon C Q
plants land plants Myrtaceae Backhousia bancroftii Johnstone River hardwood C Q
plants land plants Myrtaceae Syzygium alliiligneum C Q
plants land plants Myrtaceae Syzygium australe scrub cherry C QA
plants land plants Myrtaceae Syzygium cormiflorum bumpy satinash C Q
plants land plants Myrtaceae Tristaniopsis exiliflora kanuka box C Q I
plants land plants Myrtaceae Xanthostemon chrysanthus black penda C Q
plants land plants Oleaceae Jasminum didymum C QAI
plants land plants Orchidaceae Dendrobium nindii blue orchid E E QI
plants land plants Pentaphylacaceae Ternstroemia cherryi cherry beech C QAI
plants land plants Phyllanthaceae Antidesma erostre C QI
plants land plants Piperaceae Piper caninum peppervine C QI
plants land plants Piperaceae Piper hederaceum var. hederaceum C QA
plants land plants Piperaceae Piper sarmentosum IU
plants land plants Pittosporaceae Pittosporum rubiginosum C Q
plants land plants Poaceae Chrysopogon oliganthus C QA
plants land plants Poaceae Cyrtococcum oxyphyllum C QI
plants land plants Poaceae Mullerochloa moreheadiana C Q
plants land plants Podocarpaceae Podocarpus dispermus C Q
plants land plants Polygalaceae Xanthophyllum octandrum C Q
plants land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria decipiens slender knotweed C QAI I
plants land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria hydropiper water pepper C QAI I
plants land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria strigosa C QAI I
plants land plants Polypodiaceae Colysis ampla Superseded XU
plants land plants Proteaceae Helicia nortoniana C Q
plants land plants Proteaceae Lasjia whelanii C Q
plants land plants Ranunculaceae Clematis pickeringii C QAI
plants land plants Rhamnaceae Gouania australiana C Q
plants land plants Rhamnaceae Ventilago ecorollata C Q
plants land plants Rosaceae Rubus alceifolius giant bramble IU
plants land plants Rubiaceae Antirhea sp. (Mt Misery L.W.Jessup+ GJD3136) C Q
plants land plants Rubiaceae Atractocarpus hirtus C Q
plants land plants Rubiaceae Gardenia ovularis C Q
plants land plants Rubiaceae Gynochthodes jasminoides C QAI
plants land plants Rubiaceae Ixora baileyana C Q
plants land plants Rubiaceae Lasianthus chlorocarpus C QI
plants land plants Rubiaceae Nauclea orientalis Leichhardt tree C QAI I
plants land plants Rubiaceae Psychotria sp. (Utchee Creek H.Flecker NQNC5313) C Q
plants land plants Rubiaceae Psychotria submontana C Q
plants land plants Rubiaceae Psydrax tropica C QI
plants land plants Rubiaceae Randia tuberculosa C Q
plants land plants Rutaceae Acronychia acronychioides C Q
plants land plants Rutaceae Bosistoa medicinalis C Q
plants land plants Rutaceae Dinosperma stipitatum C Q
plants land plants Rutaceae Flindersia acuminata silver silkwood C Q
plants land plants Rutaceae Melicope xanthoxyloides C QI
plants land plants Rutaceae Pitaviaster haplophyllus C Q
plants land plants Sapindaceae Arytera pauciflora C Q
plants land plants Sapindaceae Diploglottis bernieana C Q
plants land plants Sapindaceae Diploglottis smithii wild tamarind C Q
plants land plants Sapindaceae Harpullia frutescens C Q
plants land plants Sapindaceae Lepiderema largiflorens NT Q
plants land plants Sapindaceae Lepiderema sericolignis C Q
plants land plants Sapindaceae Mischocarpus exangulatus C Q
plants land plants Sapindaceae Mischocarpus grandissimus C QI
plants land plants Sapindaceae Mischocarpus lachnocarpus C QI
plants land plants Sapindaceae Toechima erythrocarpum C QI
plants land plants Sapotaceae Planchonella chartacea C QAI
plants land plants Sapotaceae Pleioluma xerocarpa C Q
plants land plants Selaginellaceae Selaginella longipinna C Q
plants land plants Solanaceae Solanum pseudolulo IU
plants land plants Solanaceae Solanum torvum devil's fig IU
plants land plants Sparrmanniaceae Trichospermum pleiostigma C QI
plants land plants Vitaceae Cayratia clematidea slender grape C QA
plants land plants Vitaceae Cissus penninervis C QI
plants land plants Vitaceae Tetrastigma nitens shining grape C QA
plants land plants Zingiberaceae Alpinia modesta C Q

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the DES WildNet database and converted to a 10km² grid. The grid information has been intersected with the mapping polygons to determine the species lists. Click here to view the species grid metadata.

Information from WildNet can also be accessed via Wildlife Online and WetlandMaps.

Rare or threatened includes species listed as extinct, extinct in the wild, critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or conservation dependent under either the Nature Conservation Act or Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

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Legend

Nature Conservation Act
NCA - Status under the Nature Conservation Act 1992
PE : Extinct in the wild
E : Endangered
V : Vulnerable
NT : Near threatened
C : Least concern
SL : Special least concern
P : Prohibited
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act
EPBC - Status under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
EX : Extinct
XW : Extinct in the wild
CE : Critically endangered
E : Endangered
V : Vulnerable
CD : Conservation dependent
End. - Endemicity
Q : Queensland endemic - naturally occurs in Queensland
QA : Intranational - naturally occurs in Queensland and interstate
QAI : Not endemic to Australia - naturally occurs in Queensland, interstate and overseas
QI : Regional endemic - naturally occurs in Queensland and overseas
VA : Vagrant (Intranational) - normally occurs interstate
VI : Vagrant (International) - normally occurs overseas
VU : Vagrant (Unknown)
IA : Introduced (Intranational) - naturalised from interstate
II : Introduced (International) - naturalised from overseas
IU : Introduced - unknown origin
U : Unknown endemicity - native
Wetland Status
I : Wetland indicator species


This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2013) Wildlife of Palmerston Rocks National Park, WetlandInfo website, accessed 25 October 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/wildlife/?AreaID=national-park-palmerston-rocks

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