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Mammals of Singapore

Dugong dugon

Sousa chinensis

Smooth otter
Lutrogale perspicillata

Wild boar
Sus scrofa
2.4-2.7m long. Large snout, downward facing mouth, no dorsal fin, powerful tail fluke. Rarely seen. 1.2-2.8m long. Long narrow jaws, dorsal fin, powerful tail fluke. Sometimes seen in the waters off our Southern Islands.   Head and body to 75cm, tail to 45cm. Short sleek fu, short limbs with webbed 'fingers' and prominent claws. Upperparts greyish brown, underside buffy. Mangroves, rocky shores, coastal areas. Commonly seen at Sungei Buloh, sometimes in other coastal habitats. Head and body 1.5-2m, up to 200kg. Bristly hairs with a mane on the neck and back. They can swim. Commonly seen. Forested areas, shores. Commonly seen in our forests, wild places, coastal forests and offshore islands like Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong.

Long-tailed macaque
Macaca fascicularis

Civet cat

Plantain squirrel
Callosciurus notatus

Common fruit bat
Cynopterus brachyotis

Pouched tomb bat
Saccolaimus saccolaimus
Head and body to 45cm, tail to 56cm. Soft silky fur olive brown above and paler below. Face greyish with prominent white eyelids. Commonly seen in our forests, wild places, coastal forests and some offshore islands. Head and body to 59cm, tail to 53cm. Long sleek body, short limbs, long tail. Body dark greyish brown with three fine, broken black stripes along the back and black spots on the sides. A black 'mask' across a pale face. In trees and high places, forests and urban gardens. More active at night. Commonly seen. Head and body to 22cm, tail to 21cm. Olive-brown, belly reddish brown, with a black and white stripe on the sides. Commonly seen in trees in our wild places. Forearm length about 6.5cm. White wing bones and white ear edges. Long muzzle with prominent tubular nostrils. Active at night. Commonly seen in many of our wild places. Forearm length about 8cm. Upperside is blackish brown with white markings, underside white. Wings distinctly white. Rarely seen.

in red are those listed among the threatened animals of Singapore from Davison, G.W. H. and P. K. L. Ng and Ho Hua Chew, 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book: Threatened plants and animals of Singapore.

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