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Mammals of Southeast Asia
 

There are around 5500 mammal species in the world, with at least 1000 species occurring in Southeast Asia.  Many of the region's mammal species are forest-dependant, which makes them difficult to study, particularly bats which are especially diverse.  Larger mammals such as Tiger, Asian Elephant and Orang Utan are well known to the general public, but the region also has some very curious species little known even in the countries they inhabit. These include the insect-eating Pangolin, covered in reptilian-like scales, and the Colugo which can glide from tree to tree by extending its broad gliding membrane.

The region also supports a complex diversity of smaller mammals including civets, tarsiers, squirrels, forest rats and treeshrews, some of which are illustrated here.  Bats, Primates, Carnivorans and Rodents are presented separately.

 
 
Colugos
(Dermoptera)
Pangolins
(Pholidota)
Elephants
(Proboscidea)
Tapirs
(Perissodactyla)
         
Colugo
Galeopterus variegatus
  Sunda Pangolin
Manis javanica   
  Asian Elephant
Elephas maximus
  Asian Tapir
Tapirus indicus
    
   
                 

Cattle, Pigs, Mousedeer, Deer  etc.  (Artiodactyla)

       
Gaur
Bos gaurus
 
  Banteng
Bos javanicus
   
  Wild Water Buffalo
Buvalus arnee   
 
  Chinese Serow 
Capricornis milneedwardsii
   
  Bearded Pig 
Sus barbatus  
   
       
Eurasian Wild Pig
Sus scrofa 
   
  Lesser Mousedeer
Tragulus kanchil  
 
  Greater Mousedeer
Tragulus napu
 
  Sambar
Cervus unicolor 
 
  Javan Rusa
Rusa (Cervus) timorensis
 
               
Red Muntjac
Muntiacus muntjak     
               
                 

Moles, Shrews etc.  (Soricomorpha)

Treeshrews  (Scandentia)
           
Insular Mole
Mogera insularis
  House Shrew 
Suncus murinus
  Common Treeshrew
Tupaia glis
   
   
   
   
                 

Whales, Dolphins etc.  (Cetacea)

       
Humpback Whale
Megaptera novaeangliae
 
  Killer Whale
Orcinus orca
 
    Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin  Indo-pacific Bottlenose Dolphin
    Stenella longirostris                   Tursiops aduncus
  
Common Bottlenose Dolphin
Tursiops truncatus