Field Guide to Tasmanian Fauna

Field_GuideThe Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has cemented its reputation as a place of learning and innovation in the natural sciences with today’s launch of an electronic guide to Tasmania’s animals.

The Field Guide to Tasmanian Fauna app provides access to images, sounds and expert knowledge that allows users to find out more about the rich and unusual animal life around them.

Whether your interest is in the seashells and seastars at the beach, the bugs and beetles in your back yard, or the birds and mammals that you might spot in the bush, the app can be your guide.

Each entry in the app features high-quality images of the animal, a range map and some accompanying text to help you confirm your identification and tell you a little about the animal’s way of life – and for birds and frogs there are also sound recordings.

The app features over 700 species, and more will be added by TMAG’s zoology staff as time goes on.

It is one of a suite of state-level Field Guides, which are the product of a collaborative effort among Australia’s state museums, coordinated by Museum Victoria and made possible with a grant from Inspiring Australia.  

Although many of Tasmania’s species are unique to the state, others are shared with the mainland states, and so the contents of each state app benefit from knowledge-pooling by museum-based zoologists right around the country.  

The Field Guide to Tasmanian Fauna app is compatible with Apple and Android tablet and hand-held devices and can be downloaded from the respective app stores for free.

To learn more about the app, see the support page on our website.

Download the app from Apple’s iTunes store here, or from the GooglePlay store here.