Peninsular Malaysia Wildlife List

This is a collection of species that occur in Peninsular Malaysia. Each common and scientific name is a link to a Google image search for that name. This provides a quick way to find images of each species (if Google's search can find them on the web). The mammal list is based on A Birdwatcher's Guide to Malaysia by John Bransbury. I have left out some of the smaller mammals (rats, mice, shrews, etc.) and most of the bats. The non-mammal species listed come from information on the web.


Water Monitor

Varanus salvator

Clouded Monitor

Varanus bengalensis

Estuarine Crocodile

Crocodylus porosus

Reticulated Python

Python reticulatus

Short Python

Python curtus

King Cobra

Ophiophagus hannah

Wagler's Pit Viper

Trimeresurus wagleri



Echinosorex gymnurus


Lesser Gymnure

Hylomys suillus

Himalayan Water Shrew

Chimarrogale himalayica

Pentail Treeshrew

Ptilocercus lowii

Common Treeshrew

Tupaia glis

Lesser Treeshrew

Tupaia minor


Cynocephalus variegatus

Flying Lemur

Geoffroy's Rousette

Rousettus amplexicaudatus

Large Flying Fox

Pteropus vampyrus

Island Flying Fox

Pteropus hypomelanus

Slow Loris

Nycticebus coucang

Silvered Leaf Monkey

Presbytis cristata

Silvered Langur

Banded Leaf Monkey

Presbytis melalophos

Banded Langur

Dusky Leaf Monkey

Presbytis obscura

Spectacled Langur

Long-tailed Macaque

Macaca fascicularis

Crab-eating Macaque

Pig-tailed Macaque

Macaca nemestrina

Stump-tailed Macaque

Macaca speciosa

Agile Gibbon

Hylobates agilis

White-handed Gibbon

Hylobates lar

White-handed Lar


Hylobates syndactylus

Black Gibbon


Manis javanica

Scaly Anteater

Giant Squirrel

Ratufa affinis

Prevost's Squirrel

Callosciurus prevostii

Plantain Squirrel

Callosciurus notatus

Black-banded Squirrel

Callosciurus nigrovittatus

Gray-bellied Squirrel

Callosciurus caniceps

Mountain Red-bellied Squirrel

Callosciurus flavimanus

Horse-tailed Squirrel

Sundasciurus hippurus

Slender Squirrel

Sundasciurus tenuis

Low's Squirrel

Sundasciurus lowii

Himalayan Striped Squirrel

Tamiops macclellandii

Three-striped Ground Squirrel

Lariscus insignis

Red-cheeked Ground Squirrel

Dremomys rufigenis

Shrew-faced Ground Squirrel

Rhinosciurus laticaudatus

Selangor Pygmy Flying Squirrel

Petaurillus kinlochii

Horsfield's Flying Squirrel

Iomys horsfieldi

Black Flying Squirrel

Aeromys tephromelas

Temminck's Flying Squirrel

Petinomys setosus

Vordermann's Flying Squirrel

Petinomys vordermannii

Whiskered Flying Squirrel

Petinomys genibarbis

Gray-cheeked Flying Squirrel

Hylopetes lepidus

Red-cheeked Flying Squirrel

Hylopetes spadiceus

Smoky Flying Squirrel

Pteromyscus pulverulentus

Red Giant Flying Squirrel

Petaurista petaurista

Spotted Giant Flying Squirrel

Petaurista elegans

Common Porcupine

Hystrix brachyura

Malayan Porcupine

Long-tailed Porcupine

Trichys fasciculata

Brush-tailed Porcupine

Atherurus macrourus


Cuon alpinus

Asian Wild Dog

Sun Bear

Helarctos malayanus

Yellow-throated Marten

Martes flavigula

Malay Weasel

Mustela nudipes

Hairy-nosed Otter

Lutra sumatrana

Smooth Otter

Lutra perspicillata

Eurasian Otter

Lutra lutra

Common Otter

Oriental Small-clawed Otter

Aonyx cinerea

Malay Civet

Viverra tangalunga


Large Indian Civet

Viverra zibetha

Large Spotted Civet

Viverra megaspila

Little Civet

Viverra malaccensis

Banded Linsang

Prionodon linsang

Common Palm Civet

Paradoxurus hermaphroditus

Masked Palm Civet

Paguma larvata


Arctictis binturong


Small-toothed Palm Civet

Arctogalidia trivirgata

Banded Palm Civet

Hemigalus derbyanus


Cynogale bennettii

Short-tailed Mongoose

Herpestes brachyurus

Indian Gray Mongoose

Herpestes edwardsii

Small Indian Mongoose

Herpestes auropunctatus

Javan Mongoose

Herpestes javanicus

Malayan Tiger

Panthera tigris jacksoni


Panthera pardus


Clouded Leopard

Neofelis nebulosa

Leopard Cat

Felis bengalensis

Marbled Cat

Felis marmorata

Flat-headed Cat

Felis planiceps

Temminck's Cat

Felis temmincki


Dugong dugon

Asian Elephant

Elephas maximus

Malay Tapir

Tapirus indicus

Asian Two-horned Rhinoceros

Dicerorhinus sumatrensis

Sumatran Rhinoceros

Wild Pig

Sus scrofa

Bearded Pig

Sus barbatus

Lesser Mouse-Deer

Tragulus javanicus

Greater Mouse-Deer

Tragulus napu

Barking Deer

Muntiacus muntjak

Red Muntjac

Sambar Deer

Cervus unicolor

Rusa or Payau


Bos gaurus


Bos javanicus



Capricornis sumatraensis


Rajah Brooke's Birdwing

Troides brookiana

Common Birdwing

Troides helena

Five Bar Swordtail

Pathysa antiphates

Common Tree Nymph

Idea stolli

Common Imperial

Cheritra freja

Branded Imperial

Eooxylides tharis


Atlas Moth

Attacus atlas

Swallow-tailed Moth

Nyctalemon patroclus

Alan Wight
Sonoma County, California