- Hey. Theres some good information on here but I'm not looking for specific species and I do not know their scientific names. I need information just generally on a few different species of animals in Australia that have developed and become extinct in the past, however I need a few examples and some brief information on each and it is difficult to find anything I've heard of because I do not know scientific names. Any chance of listing each animal under it's standard name for easier reference?? Thanks.