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For the Western Hemisphere marsupial, see opossum.
Possums

Common Brushtail Possum
(Trichosurus vulpecula)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Phalangeriformes
Szalay in Archer, 1982
Superfamilies and Families

Phalangeroidea The term possum can refer to: The animal possum, any number of diprotodont marsupial species of Phalangeriformes native to Oceania and Sulawesi Another word for opossum, an animal of the order didelphimorphia, native to North America The song Possum by Phish The movie Possums from 1998 Category: ... Genera Several; see text Didelphimorphia is the order of common opossums of the Western Hemisphere. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Brushtail_possum. ... Binomial name Trichosurus vulpecula (Kerr, 1792) The Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula, from the Greek for furry tailed and the Latin for little fox) is the largest possum, and the Australian marsupial most often seen by city-dwellers, since it is one the very few that thrives in cities as... Scientific classification redirects here. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... Orders Subclass Monotremata Monotremata Subclass Marsupialia Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Subclass Placentalia Xenarthra Dermoptera Desmostylia Scandentia Primates Rodentia Lagomorpha Insectivora Chiroptera Pholidota Carnivora Perissodactyla Artiodactyla Cetacea Afrosoricida Macroscelidea Tubulidentata Hyracoidea Proboscidea Sirenia The mammals are the class of vertebrate animals primarily characterized by the presence of mammary... Orders Superorder Ameridelphia Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Superorder Australidelphia Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Marsupials are mammals in which the female typically has a pouch (called the marsupium, from which the name Marsupial derives) in which it rears its young through early infancy. ... Suborders Vombatiformes Phalangeriformes Macropodiformes Diprotodontia is a large taxon of about 120 marsupial mammals including the kangaroos, wallabies, possums, Koala, wombats, and many others. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... In biology, a superfamily is a taxonomic grade intermediate between suborder and family. ... The hierarchy of scientific classification In biological classification, family (Latin: familia, plural familiae) is a rank, or a taxon in that rank. ...

Petauroidea A possum is any of about 25 small to medium-sized arboreal marsupials native to Australia. ... A possum is any of about 25 small to medium-sized arboreal marsupials native to Australia. ...

A possum is any of about 64 small to medium-sized arboreal marsupial species native to Australia, New Guinea, and Sulawesi (and introduced to New Zealand). The name derives from their resemblance to the opossums of the Americas. (The name is from Algonquian wapathemwa, not Greek or Latin, so the plural is possums, not possa.) Possum is also used in North America as a diminutive for the Virginia Opossum. The possum's rank odour is due to its large musk glands located behind each ear. A possum is any of about 25 small to medium-sized arboreal marsupials native to Australia. ... Genera Dactylopsila Gymnobelideus Petaurus The family Petauridae includes 11 medium-sized possum species: four striped possums, the six species wrist-winged gliders in genus Petaurus, and Leadbeaters Possum which has only vestigal gliding membranes. ... Binomial name Tarsipes rostratus Gervais & Verreaux, 1842 The Honey Possum (Tarsipes rostratus) or Noolbenger is a tiny Australian marsupial weighing just 5 to 10 grams—about half the size of a mouse. ... Genera Acrobates Distoechurus Acrobatidae is a small family of marsupials contains two genera, each with a single species, the Feathertail Glider (Acrobates pygmaeus) from Australia and Feathertail Possum (Distoechurus pennatus) from New Guinea. ... The kinkajou is an arboreal mammal. ... This article is about mammals. ... For other uses, see Species (disambiguation). ... Sulawesi (formerly more commonly known as Celebes, IPA: a Portuguese-originated form of the name) is one of the four larger Sunda Islands of Indonesia and is situated between Borneo and the Maluku Islands. ... Genera Several; see text Didelphimorphia is the order of common opossums of the Western Hemisphere. ... World map showing the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere historically considered to consist of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (others are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... Binomial name (Kerr, 1792) The Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) is the only marsupial found in North America north of the Rio Grande River. ...


Possums are small marsupials with brown or grey fur, ranging in size and weight from the length of a finger or 170 grams (6 ounces) (pygmy possums and wrist-winged gliders), to the length of 120 centimetres (four feet) or 14.5 kilograms (32 pounds) (brushtails and ringtails). In general, though, the larger possums are about the same size as a well-fed domestic cat. All possums are nocturnal and omnivorous, hiding in a nest in a hollow tree during the day and coming out during the night to forage for food. They fill much the same role in the Australian ecosystem that squirrels fill in the northern hemisphere and are broadly similar in appearance. Genera Burramys Cercartetus The pygmy possums are the small possums of the family Burramyidae. ... Species See text. ... A nocturnal animal is one that sleeps during the day and is active at night - the opposite of the human (diurnal) schedule. ... Omnivores are organisms that consume both plants and animals. ... This article is about the animal. ...


The two most common species of possums, the Common Brushtail and Common Ringtail, are also among the largest. Binomial name Trichosurus vulpecula (Kerr, 1792) The Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula, from the Greek for furry tailed and the Latin for little fox) is the largest possum, and the Australian marsupial most often seen by city-dwellers, since it is one the very few that thrives in cities as... Binomial name Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Boddaert, 1785) The Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) is an Australian marsupial. ...

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Interaction with humans

The animal has been a part of Australian culture and folklore since the original indigenous inhabitants of the country. Indigenous Australians once used possum hides whilst playing the traditional game of Marn Grook. Possum-skin cloaks were important clothing for Aborigines from the south-east, as well as being important clan heirlooms. Language(s) Several hundred Indigenous Australian languages (many extinct or nearly so), Australian English, Australian Aboriginal English, Torres Strait Creole, Kriol Religion(s) Primarily Christian, with minorities of other religions including various forms of Traditional belief systems based around the Dreamtime Related ethnic groups see List of Indigenous Australian group... Marn Grook (also spelt marngrook) is an Australian Aboriginal ball game, which is claimed to have had an influence on the modern game of Australian rules football, most notably in the spectacular jumping and high marking exhibited by the players of both games. ... Sewn and incised possum-skin cloak of Wurundjeri origin (Melbourne Museum) Possum-skin cloaks were a form of clothing worn by Australian Aborigines in the south-east of the continent – present-day Victoria and southern New South Wales. ...


In modern times, the phrase "Hello possums!" made famous by satirist Barry Humphries' character Dame Edna Everage has become a celebrated catchphrase. John Barry Humphries, AO, CBE (born 17 February 1934 in Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian comedian, satirist and character actor best known for his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage, a Melbourne housewife, and Sir Les Patterson, Australias foul-mouthed cultural attaché to Britain. ... Dame Edna Everage featuring on a billboard at the Myer department store in Melbourne. ...


Possums are commonly found in suburban areas, where they are often considered pests owing to their habit of eating fruit, vegetables, flowers and tender young shoots from gardens, and nesting in roofs. The loud hissing, crackling territorial call of the male Common Brushtail may also be a problem for suburban residents. Natural deterrents which play upon the possum's acute sense of smell are often employed to discourage them. These include cloves of garlic, camphor or naphthalene. As a native species in Australia, possums are protected by Australian regulations, even when they reside in urban neighbourhoods, and cannot be baited. They cannot be killed as pests, and if captured, the regulations stipulate that they must be released within a small radius of that locality since they are territorial creatures. Preventative measures such as blocking off their access to the roof spaces or building a possum nesting box for an alternative home are instead recommended.


Although the Common Brushtail and (to a lesser extent) ringtail possums have adapted well to the urban environment, many of the lesser-known species are reduced in number, threatened, or endangered. The Siberian Tiger is a subspecies of tiger that are critically endangered. ...


Introduction into New Zealand

The Common Brushtail Possum was introduced to New Zealand by European settlers in an attempt to establish a fur industry. Binomial name Trichosurus vulpecula (Kerr, 1792) The Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula, from the Greek for furry tailed and the Latin for little fox) is the largest possum, and the Australian marsupial most often seen by city-dwellers, since it is one the very few that thrives in cities as... For other uses, see Fur (disambiguation). ...


They soon escaped into the wild where they have thrived as an invasive species with great numbers: around 60 million individuals estimated. There are no native predators of the possum in New Zealand. There have been numerous attempts to eradicate them because of the damage they do to native trees and wildlife, as well as acting as a carrier of bovine tuberculosis. For New Zealand, the introduction of possums has resulted in as much of an ecological disaster as the introduction of rabbits has been in Australia. Lantana invasion of abandoned citrus plantation; Moshav Sdey Hemed, Israel The term invasive species refers to a subset of introduced species or non-indigenous species that are rapidly expanding outside of their native range. ... Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus or Tuberculosis) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ... In their natural environment and in captivity, rabbits are a benign, even useful species. ...


Classification

About two-thirds of Australian marsupials belong to the order Diprotodontia, which is split into three suborders: the Vombatiformes (wombats and the Koala, 4 species in total); the large and diverse Phalangeriformes (the possums and gliders) and Macropodiformes (kangaroos, potoroos, wallabies and the Musky Rat-kangaroo). In scientific classification used in biology, the order (Latin: ordo, plural ordines) is a rank between class and family (termed a taxon at that rank). ... Suborders Vombatiformes Phalangeriformes Macropodiformes Diprotodontia is a large taxon of about 120 marsupial mammals including the kangaroos, wallabies, possums, Koala, wombats, and many others. ... Scientific classification or biological classification refers to how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Families Phascolarctidae Vombatidae Vombatiformes is one of the two suborders of the large marsupial order Diprotodontia. ... For other uses, see Wombat (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Koala (disambiguation). ... Superfamilies and Families Phalangeroidea Burramyidae Phalangeridae Petauroida Pseudocheiridae Petauridae Tarsipedidae Acrobatidae A possum is any of about 63 small to medium-sized arboreal marsupials native to Australia. ... Families Hypsiprymnodontidae Macropodidae Potoroidae Macropodiformes is one of the three suborders of the large marsupial order Diprotodontia. ... Species Macropus rufus Macropus giganteus Macropus fuliginosus Macropus antilopinus A kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning large foot). In common use the term is used to describe the largest species from this family, the Red Kangaroo, the Antilopine Kangaroo, and the Eastern and Western Grey Kangaroo... The marsupial family Potoridae includes the bettongs, potoroos and rat-kangaroos. ... For other uses, see Wallaby (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Hypsiprymnodon moschatus Ramsay, 1876 The Musky Rat-kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus) is a marsupial species found in the rainforests of New Guinea and northeast Australia. ...

  • Suborder PHALANGERIFORMES: possums, gliders and allies
    • Superfamily Phalangeroidea
      • Family Burramyidae: pygmy possums
      • Family Phalangeridae: brushtail possums and cuscuses
        • Subfamily Ailuropinae
          • Genus Ailurops
            • Talaud Bear Cuscus, Ailurops melanotis
            • Sulawesi Bear Cuscus, Ailurops ursinus
        • Subfamily Phalangerinae
          • Tribe Phalangerini
            • Genus Phalanger
              • Gebe Cuscus, Phalanger alexandrae
              • Mountain Cuscus, Phalanger carmelitae
              • Ground Cuscus, Phalanger gymnotis
              • Eastern Common Cuscus, Phalanger intercastellanus
              • Woodlark Cuscus, Phalanger lullulae
              • Blue-eyed Cuscus, Phalanger matabiru
              • Telefomin Cuscus, Phalanger matanim
              • Southern Common Cuscus, Phalanger mimicus
              • Northern Common Cuscus, Phalanger orientalis
              • Ornate Cuscus, Phalanger ornatus
              • Rothschild's Cuscus, Phalanger rothsschildi
              • Silky Cuscus, Phalanger sericeus
              • Stein's Cuscus, Phalanger vestitus
            • Genus Spilocuscus
              • Admiralty Island Cuscus, Spilocuscus kraemeri
              • Common Spotted Cuscus, Spilocuscus maculatus
              • Waigeou Cuscus, Spilocuscus papuensis
              • Black-spotted Cuscus, Spilocuscus rufoniger
              • Blue-eyed Spotted Cuscus, Spilocuscus wilsoni
          • Tribe Trichosurini
            • Genus Strigocuscus
              • Sulawesi Dwarf Cuscus, Strigocuscus celebensis
              • Banggai Cuscus, Strigocuscus pelegensis
            • Genus Trichosurus
              • Northern Brushtail Possum, Trichosurus arnhemensis
              • Short-eared Possum, Trichosurus caninus
              • Mountain Brushtail Possum, Trichosurus cunninghami
              • Coppery Brushtail Possum, Trichosurus johnstonii
              • Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula
            • Genus Wyulda
              • Scaly-tailed Possum, Wyulda squamicaudata
    • Superfamily Petauroidea
      • Family Pseudocheiridae
        • Subfamily Hemibelideinae
        • Subfamily Pseudocheirinae
          • Genus Petropseudes
            • Rock-haunting Ringtail Possum, Petropseudes dahli
          • Genus Pseudocheirus
          • Genus Pseudochirulus
            • Lowland Ringtail Possum, Pseudochirulus canescens
            • Weyland Ringtail Possum, Pseudochirulus caroli
            • Cinereus Ringtail Possum, Pseudochirulus cinereus
            • Painted Ringtail Possum, Pseudochirulus forbesi
            • Herbert River Ringtail Possum, Pseudochirulus herbertensis
            • Masked Ringtail Possum, Pseudochirulus larvatus
            • Pygmy Ringtail Possum, Pseudochirulus mayeri
            • Vogelkop Ringtail Possum, Pseudochirulus schlegeli
        • Subfamily Pseudochiropinae
          • Genus Pseudochirops
            • D'Albertis' Ringtail Possum, Pseudochirops albertisii
            • Green Ringtail Possum, Pseudochirops archeri
            • Plush-coated Ringtail Possum, Pseudochirops corinnae
            • Reclusive Ringtail Possum, Pseudochirops coronatus
            • Coppery Ringtail Possum, Pseudochirops cupreus
      • Family Petauridae
      • Family Tarsipedidae
        • Genus Tarsipes
          • Honey Possum or Noolbenger, Tarsipes rostratus
      • Family Acrobatidae

A possum is any of about 25 small to medium-sized arboreal marsupials native to Australia. ... Binomial name Burramys parvus Broom, 1896 The Mountain Pygmy Possum (Burramys parvus) is a small, mouse-sized (weighs 45 g) nocturnal marsupial of Australia found in dense alpine rock screes and boulder fields, mainly southern Victoria and Tasmania but also around Mount Kosciusko in New South Wales. ... Binomial name Burramys parvus Broom, 1896 The Mountain Pygmy Possum (Burramys parvus) is a small, mouse-sized (weighs 45 g) nocturnal marsupial of Australia found in dense alpine rock screes and boulder fields, mainly southern Victoria and around Mount Kosciusko in New South Wales. ... Type Species Phalangista nana (Desmarest, 1818) Species C. caudatus C. concinnus C. lepidus C. nanus The genus Cercartetus is a group of small possums. ... Binomial name Cercartetus caudatus (Milne-Edwards, 1877) The Long-tailed Pygmy Possum (Cercartetus caudatus) is a diprotodont marsupial found in the rainforests of northern Australia, Indonesia and New Guinea. ... Binomial name Cercartetus concinnus (Gould, 1845) The Southwestern Pygmy Possum (Cercatetus concinnus), commonly known as the Western Pygmy Possum or the Mundarda, is a small marsupial found in Australia. ... Binomial name Cercartetus lepidus Thomas, 1888 The Tasmanian Pygmy Possum (Cercartetus lepidus), also known as the Little Pygmy Possum, is Australias smallest possum. ... Binomial name Cercartetus nanus (Desmarest, 1818) The Eastern Pygmy Possum (Cercartetus nanus) is a diprotodont marsupial of south-eastern Australia. ... A possum is any of about 25 small to medium-sized arboreal marsupials native to Australia. ... Species Ailurops melanotis Ailurops ursinus The bear cuscuses are the members of the genus Ailurops. ... Binomial name (Temminck, 1824) Synonyms Phalanger ursinus (Temminck, 1824) The Sulawesi Bear Cuscus or Sulawesi Bear Phalanger (Ailurops ursinus) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Phalanger intercastellanus Thomas, 1895 The Southern Common Cuscus (Phalanger intercastellanus) is also known as Grey Cuscus, Grey Phalanger, and To-ili. ... Binomial name Flannery T. F & Boeadi 1995 The Gebe Cuscus (Phalanger alexandrae) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1898 The Mountain Cuscus (Phalanger carmelitae) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (Peters & Doria, 1875) Synonyms Strigocuscus gymnotis (Peters & Doria 1875) The Ground Cuscus (Phalanger gymnotis) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1895 The Eastern Common Cuscus (Phalanger intercastellanus) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1896 The Woodlark Cuscus (Phalanger lullulae) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Phalanger matanim Flannery, 1987 The Telefomin Cuscus (Phalanger matanim) is a possum found on New Guinea. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1895 The Southern Common Cuscus (Phalanger mimicus) is also known as Grey Cuscus, Grey Phalanger, and To-ili. ... Binomial name (Pallas, 1766) The Grey Cuscus or Northern Common Cuscus (Phalanger orientalis) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (Gray, 1860) The Ornate Cuscus (Phalanger ornatus) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1898 The Rothschilds Cuscus (Phalanger rothschildi) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1907 The Silky Cuscus (Phalanger sericeus) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (Milne-Edwards, 1877) The Steins Cuscus (Phalanger vestitus) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Species Spilocuscus kraemeri Spilocuscus maculatus Spilocuscus papuensis Spilocuscus rufoniger Spilocuscus wilsoni Spilocuscus is a genus of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (E. Geoffroy, 1803) The Common Spotted Cuscus (Spilocuscus maculatus) is a cuscus (also known as a phalanger) is a marsupial animal that lives in the Cape York Peninsula region of Australia and New Guinea. ... Binomial name (Desmarest, 1822) The Waigeou Cuscus or Waigeou Spotted Cuscus (Spilocuscus papuensis) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (Zimara, 1937) The Black-spotted Cuscus (Spilocuscus rufoniger) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Strigocuscus is a genus of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (Gray, 1858) The Sulawesi Dwarf Cuscus (Strigocuscus celebensis) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (Tate, 1945) The Banggai Cuscus (Strigocuscus pelengensis) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Species Trichosurus arnhemensis Trichosurus caninus Trichosurus cunninghami Trichosurus johnstonii Trichosurus vulpecula Trichosurus is a genus of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (Ogilby, 1836) The Short-eared Possum (Trichosurus caninus) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Lindemayer, Dubach and Viggers, 2002 The Mountain Brushtail Possum, or Bobuck (Trichosurus cunninghami), is a nocturnal, semi-arboreal marsupial of the family Phalangeridae that lives in wet sclerophyll forest in South-Eastern Australia. ... Binomial name Trichosurus vulpecula (Kerr, 1792) The Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula, from the Greek for furry tailed and the Latin for little fox) is the largest possum, and the Australian marsupial most often seen by city-dwellers, since it is one the very few that thrives in cities as... Binomial name Wyulda squamicaudata Alexander, 1919 The Scaly-tailed Possum (Wyulda squamicaudata), sometimes known as the Wyulda, is a monogeneric species of possum found in northwestern Australia. ... Binomial name Wyulda squamicaudata Alexander, 1919 The Scaly-tailed Possum (Wyulda squamicaudata), sometimes known as the Wyulda, is a monogeneric species of possum found in northwestern Australia. ... A possum is any of about 25 small to medium-sized arboreal marsupials native to Australia. ... Binomial name Hemibelideus lemuroides {Collett, 1884} The Lemur-like Ringtail Possum (Hemibelideus lemuroides), also known as the Lemuroid Ringtail Possum, is one of the most singular members of the ringtail possum group. ... Binomial name Hemibelideus lemuroides {Collett, 1884} The Lemur-like Ringtail Possum (Hemibelideus lemuroides), also known as the Lemuroid Ringtail Possum, is one of the most singular members of the ringtail possum group. ... Binomial name Petauroides volans (Kerr, 1792) The Greater Glider (Petauroides volans) is a large gliding possum found in Australia. ... Binomial name Petauroides volans (Kerr, 1792) The Greater Glider (Petauroides volans) is a large gliding possum found in Australia. ... Binomial name Petropseudes dahli (Collett, 1895) The Rock-haunting Ringtail Possum (Petropseudes dahli), also known as the Rock Ringtail Possum, is a species of Australian possum. ... Binomial name (Collett, 1895) The Rock-haunting Ringtail Possum (Petropseudes dahli), also known as the Rock Ringtail Possum, is a species of Australian possum. ... Binomial name Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Boddaert, 1785) The Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus, Greek for false hand and Latin for pilgrim or alien) is an Australian marsupial. ... Binomial name Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Boddaert, 1785) The Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) is an Australian marsupial. ... Species Pseudochirulus canescens Pseudochirulus caroli Pseudochirulus cinereus Pseudochirulus forbesi Pseudochirulus herbertensis Pseudochirulus larvatus Pseudochirulus mayeri Pseudochirulus schlegeli Pseudochirulus is a genus of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name (Waterhouse, 1846) Synonyms Pseudocheirus canescens (Waterhouse, 1846) The Lowland Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirulus canescens) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1921 The Weyland Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirulus caroli) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name Pseudochirulus cinereus Tate, 1945 The Cinereus Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirulus cinereus), also known as the Daintree River Ringtail Possum, is a species of possum found in northeastern Queensland, Australia. ... Binomial name (Thomas, 1887) Synonyms Pseudocheirus forbesi (Thomas, 1887) The Moss-forest Ringtail Possum or Painted Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirulus forbesi) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name Pseudochirulus herbertensis (Collett, 1884) The Herbert River Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirulus herbertensis) is a species of possum found in northeastern Queensland, Australia. ... Binomial name (Rothschild & Dollman, 1932) Synonyms Pseudocheirus mayeri (Rothschild & Dollman, 1932) The Pygmy Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirulus mayeri) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name (Jentink, 1884) Synonyms Pseudochirulus schlegeli (Jentink, 1884) The Vogelkop Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirulus schlegeli) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Species Pseudochirops albertisii Pseudochirops archeri Pseudochirops corinnae Pseudochirops coronatus Pseudochirops cupreus Pseudochirops is a genus of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name (Peters, 1874) The DAlbertis Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirops albertisii) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name Pseudochirops archeri (Collett, 1884) The Green Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirops archeri) is a species of ringtail possum found only in northern Australia. ... Binomial name (Thomas, 1897) The Goldon Ringtail Possum or Plush-coated Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirops corinnae) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1897 The Reclusive Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirops coronatus) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name (Thomas, 1897) The Coppery Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirops cupreus) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Genera Dactylopsila Gymnobelideus Petaurus The family Petauridae includes 11 medium-sized possum species: four striped possums, the six species wrist-winged gliders in genus Petaurus, and Leadbeaters Possum which has only vestigal gliding membranes. ... Dactylopsila megalura Dactylopsila palpator Dactylopsila tatei Dactylopsila trivirgata Dactylopsila is a genus of marsupial in the Petauridae family. ... Binomial name Rothschild & Dollman, 1932 The Great-tailed Triok (Dactylopsila megalura) is a species of marsupial in the Petauridae family. ... Binomial name Milne-Edwards, 1888 The Long-fingered Triok (Dactylopsila palpator) is a species of marsupial in the Petauridae family. ... Binomial name Laurie, 1952 The Fergusson Island Striped Possum or Tates Triok (Dactylopsila tatei) is a species of marsupial in the Petauridae family. ... Binomial name Dactylopsila trivirgata Gray, 1858 The Striped Possum (Dactylopsila trivirgata) is a member of the Petauridae family, one of the marsupial families. ... Binomial name Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy, 1867 Leadbeaters Possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) is an endangered possum restricted to small pockets of remaining old growth Mountain Ash forests in the cool, misty highlands of Victoria, Australia. ... Binomial name Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy, 1867 Leadbeaters Possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) is an endangered possum restricted to small pockets of remaining old growth Mountain Ash forests in the cool, misty highlands of Victoria, Australia. ... Type Species Petaurus australis Shaw, 1791 Species Petaurus breviceps Petaurus australis Petaurus gracilis Petaurus abidi Petaurus biancensis Petaurus norfolcensis The genus Petaurus contains flying phalangers or wrist-winged gliders, a group of arboreal marsupials which includes the Sugar Glider. ... Binomial name Ziegler, 1981 The Northern Glider (Petaurus abidi) is a species of marsupial in the Petauridae family. ... Binomial name Petaurus australis Shaw, 1791 The Yellow-bellied Glider (Petaurus australis), also known as the Fluffy Glider, is about the size of a rabbit, and has a grey-brown back and is off-white to orange underneath, with large pointed ears and a long tail. ... Binomial name Ulmer, 1940 The Biak Glider (Petaurus biacensis) is a species of marsupial in the Petauridae family. ... Binomial name Waterhouse, 1839 The Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps) is a small gliding possum native to eastern and northern mainland Australia, New Guinea, and the Bismarck Archipelago, and introduced to Tasmania. ... Binomial name Petaurus gracilis (de Vis, 1883) The Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis), which is named for its mahogany-brown colour, is a highly endangered possum, very similar in appearance to both the smaller sized Sugar Glider and Squirrel Glider. ... Binomial name Petaurus norfolcensis (Kerr, 1792) The Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) is a gliding possum of the Marsupial family Petauridae. ... Binomial name Tarsipes rostratus Gervais & Verreaux, 1842 The Honey Possum (Tarsipes rostratus) or Noolbenger is a tiny Australian marsupial weighing just 5 to 10 grams—about half the size of a mouse. ... Binomial name Tarsipes rostratus Gervais & Verreaux, 1842 The Honey Possum (Tarsipes rostratus) or Noolbenger is a tiny Australian marsupial weighing just five to 10 grams—about half the size of a mouse. ... Binomial name Tarsipes rostratus Gervais & Verreaux, 1842 The Honey Possum (Tarsipes rostratus) or Noolbenger is a tiny Australian marsupial weighing just five to 10 grams—about half the size of a mouse. ... Genera Acrobates Distoechurus Acrobatidae is a small family of marsupials contains two genera, each with a single species, the Feathertail Glider (Acrobates pygmaeus) from Australia and Feathertail Possum (Distoechurus pennatus) from New Guinea. ... Binomial name Acrobates pygmaeus (Shaw, 1793) The Feathertail Glider (Acrobates pygmaeus) is the worlds smallest gliding mammal. ... Binomial name Acrobates pygmaeus (Shaw, 1793) The Feathertail Glider (Acrobates pygmaeus), also known as the Pygmy Gliding Possum, Pygmy Glider, Pygmy Phalanger and Flying Mouse,[3] is the worlds smallest gliding mammal, and is named for its long feather-shaped tail. ... Binomial name (Peters, 1874) The Feather-tailed Possum (Distoechurus pennatus) is a species of marsupial in the Acrobatidae family. ... Binomial name (Peters, 1874) The Feather-tailed Possum (Distoechurus pennatus) is a species of marsupial in the Acrobatidae family. ...

References

  • Groves, Colin (16 November 2005). in Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds): Mammal Species of the World, 3rd edition, Johns Hopkins University Press, 44-56. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 

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See also

Genera  Caenolestes  Lestoros  Rhyncholestes The biological order Paucituberculata contains the five surviving species of shrew opossum: small, shrew-like marsupials which are confined to the Andes mountains of South America. ... Playing Possum is singer-songwriter Carly Simons fifth studio album, released in 1975. ... Suborders Vombatiformes Phalangeriformes Macropodiformes Diprotodontia is a large taxon of about 120 marsupial mammals including the kangaroos, wallabies, possums, Koala, wombats, and many others. ... Families Phascolarctidae Vombatidae Vombatiformes is one of the two suborders of the large marsupial order Diprotodontia. ... Binomial name Phascolarctos cinereus Goldfuss, 1817 The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus; sometimes also spelled Phascolarctus cinereus) is a thickset arboreal marsupial herbivore endemic to Australia, and the only representative of its family, Phascolarctidae. ... Species P. cinereus † †P. stirtoni The genus Phascolarctos consists of 3 species, of which only one (, the Koala) is alive today. ... For other uses, see Koala (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wombat (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Vombatus ursinus (Shaw, 1800) The Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) is one of three species of wombat and the only one in the Vombatus genus. ... Binomial name Vombatus ursinus (Shaw, 1800) The Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) is one of three species of wombat and the only one in the Vombatus genus. ... Binomial name (Owen, 1845) The Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) is one of three species of wombats. ... Binomial name (Owen, 1873) The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii), also known as the Yaminon, is one of three species of wombats. ... A possum is any of about 25 small to medium-sized arboreal marsupials native to Australia. ... Binomial name (Temminck, 1824) Synonyms Phalanger ursinus (Temminck, 1824) The Sulawesi Bear Cuscus or Sulawesi Bear Phalanger (Ailurops ursinus) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Phalanger intercastellanus Thomas, 1895 The Southern Common Cuscus (Phalanger intercastellanus) is also known as Grey Cuscus, Grey Phalanger, and To-ili. ... Binomial name Flannery T. F & Boeadi 1995 The Gebe Cuscus (Phalanger alexandrae) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1898 The Mountain Cuscus (Phalanger carmelitae) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (Peters & Doria, 1875) Synonyms Strigocuscus gymnotis (Peters & Doria 1875) The Ground Cuscus (Phalanger gymnotis) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1895 The Eastern Common Cuscus (Phalanger intercastellanus) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1896 The Woodlark Cuscus (Phalanger lullulae) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Phalanger matanim Flannery, 1987 The Telefomin Cuscus (Phalanger matanim) is a possum found on New Guinea. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1895 The Southern Common Cuscus (Phalanger mimicus) is also known as Grey Cuscus, Grey Phalanger, and To-ili. ... Binomial name (Pallas, 1766) The Grey Cuscus or Northern Common Cuscus (Phalanger orientalis) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (Gray, 1860) The Ornate Cuscus (Phalanger ornatus) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1898 The Rothschilds Cuscus (Phalanger rothschildi) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1907 The Silky Cuscus (Phalanger sericeus) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (Milne-Edwards, 1877) The Steins Cuscus (Phalanger vestitus) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Species Spilocuscus kraemeri Spilocuscus maculatus Spilocuscus papuensis Spilocuscus rufoniger Spilocuscus wilsoni Spilocuscus is a genus of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (E. Geoffroy, 1803) The Common Spotted Cuscus (Spilocuscus maculatus) is a cuscus (also known as a phalanger) is a marsupial animal that lives in the Cape York Peninsula region of Australia and New Guinea. ... Binomial name (Desmarest, 1822) The Waigeou Cuscus or Waigeou Spotted Cuscus (Spilocuscus papuensis) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (Zimara, 1937) The Black-spotted Cuscus (Spilocuscus rufoniger) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Strigocuscus is a genus of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (Gray, 1858) The Sulawesi Dwarf Cuscus (Strigocuscus celebensis) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (Tate, 1945) The Banggai Cuscus (Strigocuscus pelengensis) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name (Ogilby, 1836) The Short-eared Possum (Trichosurus caninus) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. ... Binomial name Lindemayer, Dubach and Viggers, 2002 The Mountain Brushtail Possum, or Bobuck (Trichosurus cunninghami), is a nocturnal, semi-arboreal marsupial of the family Phalangeridae that lives in wet sclerophyll forest in South-Eastern Australia. ... Binomial name Trichosurus vulpecula (Kerr, 1792) The Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula, from the Greek for furry tailed and the Latin for little fox) is the largest possum, and the Australian marsupial most often seen by city-dwellers, since it is one the very few that thrives in cities as... Binomial name Wyulda squamicaudata Alexander, 1919 The Scaly-tailed Possum (Wyulda squamicaudata), sometimes known as the Wyulda, is a monogeneric species of possum found in northwestern Australia. ... Binomial name Wyulda squamicaudata Alexander, 1919 The Scaly-tailed Possum (Wyulda squamicaudata), sometimes known as the Wyulda, is a monogeneric species of possum found in northwestern Australia. ... Genera Burramys Cercartetus The pygmy possums are the small possums of the family Burramyidae. ... Binomial name Burramys parvus Broom, 1896 The Mountain Pygmy Possum (Burramys parvus) is a small, mouse-sized (weighs 45 g) nocturnal marsupial of Australia found in dense alpine rock screes and boulder fields, mainly southern Victoria and Tasmania but also around Mount Kosciusko in New South Wales. ... Binomial name Burramys parvus Broom, 1896 The Mountain Pygmy Possum (Burramys parvus) is a small, mouse-sized (weighs 45 g) nocturnal marsupial of Australia found in dense alpine rock screes and boulder fields, mainly southern Victoria and around Mount Kosciusko in New South Wales. ... Type Species Phalangista nana (Desmarest, 1818) Species C. caudatus C. concinnus C. lepidus C. nanus The genus Cercartetus is a group of small possums. ... Binomial name Cercartetus caudatus (Milne-Edwards, 1877) The Long-tailed Pygmy Possum (Cercartetus caudatus) is a diprotodont marsupial found in the rainforests of northern Australia, Indonesia and New Guinea. ... Binomial name Cercartetus concinnus (Gould, 1845) The Southwestern Pygmy Possum (Cercatetus concinnus), commonly known as the Western Pygmy Possum or the Mundarda, is a small marsupial found in Australia. ... Binomial name Cercartetus lepidus Thomas, 1888 The Tasmanian Pygmy Possum (Cercartetus lepidus), also known as the Little Pygmy Possum, is Australias smallest possum. ... Binomial name Cercartetus nanus (Desmarest, 1818) The Eastern Pygmy Possum (Cercartetus nanus) is a diprotodont marsupial of south-eastern Australia. ... Binomial name Tarsipes rostratus Gervais & Verreaux, 1842 The Honey Possum (Tarsipes rostratus) or Noolbenger is a tiny Australian marsupial weighing just five to 10 grams—about half the size of a mouse. ... Binomial name Tarsipes rostratus Gervais & Verreaux, 1842 The Honey Possum (Tarsipes rostratus) or Noolbenger is a tiny Australian marsupial weighing just five to 10 grams—about half the size of a mouse. ... Binomial name Tarsipes rostratus Gervais & Verreaux, 1842 The Honey Possum (Tarsipes rostratus) or Noolbenger is a tiny Australian marsupial weighing just five to 10 grams—about half the size of a mouse. ... Genera Dactylopsila Gymnobelideus Petaurus The family Petauridae includes 11 medium-sized possum species: four striped possums, the six species wrist-winged gliders in genus Petaurus, and Leadbeaters Possum which has only vestigal gliding membranes. ... Dactylopsila megalura Dactylopsila palpator Dactylopsila tatei Dactylopsila trivirgata Dactylopsila is a genus of marsupial in the Petauridae family. ... Binomial name Rothschild & Dollman, 1932 The Great-tailed Triok (Dactylopsila megalura) is a species of marsupial in the Petauridae family. ... Binomial name Milne-Edwards, 1888 The Long-fingered Triok (Dactylopsila palpator) is a species of marsupial in the Petauridae family. ... Binomial name Laurie, 1952 The Fergusson Island Striped Possum or Tates Triok (Dactylopsila tatei) is a species of marsupial in the Petauridae family. ... Binomial name Dactylopsila trivirgata Gray, 1858 The Striped Possum (Dactylopsila trivirgata) is a member of the Petauridae family, one of the marsupial families. ... Binomial name Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy, 1867 Leadbeaters Possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) is an endangered possum restricted to small pockets of remaining old growth Mountain Ash forests in the cool, misty highlands of Victoria, Australia. ... Binomial name Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy, 1867 Leadbeaters Possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) is an endangered possum restricted to small pockets of remaining old growth Mountain Ash forests in the cool, misty highlands of Victoria, Australia. ... Type Species Petaurus australis Shaw, 1791 Species Petaurus breviceps Petaurus australis Petaurus gracilis Petaurus abidi Petaurus biancensis Petaurus norfolcensis The genus Petaurus contains flying phalangers or wrist-winged gliders, a group of arboreal marsupials which includes the Sugar Glider. ... Binomial name Ziegler, 1981 The Northern Glider (Petaurus abidi) is a species of marsupial in the Petauridae family. ... Binomial name Petaurus australis Shaw, 1791 The Yellow-bellied Glider (Petaurus australis), also known as the Fluffy Glider, is about the size of a rabbit, and has a grey-brown back and is off-white to orange underneath, with large pointed ears and a long tail. ... Binomial name Ulmer, 1940 The Biak Glider (Petaurus biacensis) is a species of marsupial in the Petauridae family. ... Binomial name Waterhouse, 1839 The Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps) is a small gliding possum native to eastern and northern mainland Australia, New Guinea, and the Bismarck Archipelago, and introduced to Tasmania. ... Binomial name Petaurus gracilis (de Vis, 1883) The Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis), which is named for its mahogany-brown colour, is a highly endangered possum, very similar in appearance to both the smaller sized Sugar Glider and Squirrel Glider. ... Binomial name Petaurus norfolcensis (Kerr, 1792) The Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) is a gliding possum of the Marsupial family Petauridae. ... A possum is any of about 25 small to medium-sized arboreal marsupials native to Australia. ... Binomial name Hemibelideus lemuroides {Collett, 1884} The Lemur-like Ringtail Possum (Hemibelideus lemuroides), also known as the Lemuroid Ringtail Possum, is one of the most singular members of the ringtail possum group. ... Binomial name Hemibelideus lemuroides {Collett, 1884} The Lemur-like Ringtail Possum (Hemibelideus lemuroides), also known as the Lemuroid Ringtail Possum, is one of the most singular members of the ringtail possum group. ... Binomial name Petauroides volans (Kerr, 1792) The Greater Glider (Petauroides volans) is a large gliding possum found in Australia. ... Binomial name Petauroides volans (Kerr, 1792) The Greater Glider (Petauroides volans) is a large gliding possum found in Australia. ... Binomial name (Collett, 1895) The Rock-haunting Ringtail Possum (Petropseudes dahli), also known as the Rock Ringtail Possum, is a species of Australian possum. ... Binomial name (Collett, 1895) The Rock-haunting Ringtail Possum (Petropseudes dahli), also known as the Rock Ringtail Possum, is a species of Australian possum. ... Binomial name Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Boddaert, 1785) The Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) is an Australian marsupial. ... Binomial name Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Boddaert, 1785) The Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) is an Australian marsupial. ... Species Pseudochirulus canescens Pseudochirulus caroli Pseudochirulus cinereus Pseudochirulus forbesi Pseudochirulus herbertensis Pseudochirulus larvatus Pseudochirulus mayeri Pseudochirulus schlegeli Pseudochirulus is a genus of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name (Waterhouse, 1846) Synonyms Pseudocheirus canescens (Waterhouse, 1846) The Lowland Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirulus canescens) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1921 The Weyland Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirulus caroli) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name Pseudochirulus cinereus Tate, 1945 The Cinereus Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirulus cinereus), also known as the Daintree River Ringtail Possum, is a species of possum found in northeastern Queensland, Australia. ... Binomial name (Thomas, 1887) Synonyms Pseudocheirus forbesi (Thomas, 1887) The Moss-forest Ringtail Possum or Painted Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirulus forbesi) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name Pseudochirulus herbertensis (Collett, 1884) The Herbert River Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirulus herbertensis) is a species of possum found in northeastern Queensland, Australia. ... Binomial name (Rothschild & Dollman, 1932) Synonyms Pseudocheirus mayeri (Rothschild & Dollman, 1932) The Pygmy Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirulus mayeri) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name (Jentink, 1884) Synonyms Pseudochirulus schlegeli (Jentink, 1884) The Vogelkop Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirulus schlegeli) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Species Pseudochirops albertisii Pseudochirops archeri Pseudochirops corinnae Pseudochirops coronatus Pseudochirops cupreus Pseudochirops is a genus of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name (Peters, 1874) The DAlbertis Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirops albertisii) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name Pseudochirops archeri (Collett, 1884) The Green Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirops archeri) is a species of ringtail possum found only in northern Australia. ... Binomial name (Thomas, 1897) The Goldon Ringtail Possum or Plush-coated Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirops corinnae) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1897 The Reclusive Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirops coronatus) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Binomial name (Thomas, 1897) The Coppery Ringtail Possum (Pseudochirops cupreus) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. ... Genera Acrobates Distoechurus Acrobatidae is a small family of marsupials contains two genera, each with a single species, the Feathertail Glider (Acrobates pygmaeus) from Australia and Feathertail Possum (Distoechurus pennatus) from New Guinea. ... Binomial name Acrobates pygmaeus (Shaw, 1793) The Feathertail Glider (Acrobates pygmaeus), also known as the Pygmy Gliding Possum, Pygmy Glider, Pygmy Phalanger and Flying Mouse,[3] is the worlds smallest gliding mammal, and is named for its long feather-shaped tail. ... Binomial name Acrobates pygmaeus (Shaw, 1793) The Feathertail Glider (Acrobates pygmaeus), also known as the Pygmy Gliding Possum, Pygmy Glider, Pygmy Phalanger and Flying Mouse,[3] is the worlds smallest gliding mammal, and is named for its long feather-shaped tail. ... Binomial name (Peters, 1874) The Feather-tailed Possum (Distoechurus pennatus) is a species of marsupial in the Acrobatidae family. ... Binomial name (Peters, 1874) The Feather-tailed Possum (Distoechurus pennatus) is a species of marsupial in the Acrobatidae family. ... Families Hypsiprymnodontidae Macropodidae Potoroidae Macropodiformes is one of the three suborders of the large marsupial order Diprotodontia. ... Genera Lagostrophus Dendrolagus Dorcopsis Dorcopsulus Lagorchestes Macropus Onychogalea Petrogale Setonix Thylogale Wallabia Tree kangaroos have smaller ears for easier maneuvering between tree branches, and much longer tail. ... Binomial name Lagostrophus fasciatus (Péron & Lesueur, 1807) The Banded Hare-wallaby (or munning), Lagostrophus fasciatus, is an endangered mammal native to south-western Australia. ... Binomial name Lagostrophus fasciatus (Péron & Lesueur, 1807) The Banded Hare-wallaby (or munning), Lagostrophus fasciatus, is an endangered mammal native to south-western Australia. ... Species About 9; see text. ... Binomial name Dendrolagus lumholtzi Collett, 1884 Lumholtzs Tree-kangaroo is a heavy-bodied tree-kangaroo found in rain forests of the Atherton Tableland Region of Queensland. ... Binomial name Dendrolagus bennettianus De Vis, 1887 Bennetts Tree-kangaroo is a large tree-kangaroo. ... Binomial name Dendrolagus matschiei Forster & Rothschild, 1907 Matschies Tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei), also known as the Huon Tree-kangaroo belongs to the family Macropodidae, which includes about 55 species of kangaroos, wallabies and their relatives. ... Binomial name Thomas, 1908 Goodfellows Tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi), also called the Ornate Tree Kangaroo, belongs to the family Macropodidae, which includes kangaroos, wallabies and their relatives,[3] and the genus Dendrolagus, with eleven other species. ... Binomial name Dendrolagus mbaiso Flannery, Boeadi & Szalay, 1995 The Dingiso or Bondegezou, Dendrolagus mbaiso, is a species of tree kangaroo native to Irian Jaya (Indonesian New Guinea). ... Binomial name Flannery & Seri, 1990 The Tenkile (Dendrolagus scottae), also known as Scotts Tree-kangaroo, is a species of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. ... The dorcopsises are the marsupials of the genus Dorcopsis and Dorcopsulus. ... Binomial name (Lesson, 1827) The Brown Dorcopsis (Dorcopsis muelleri) is a species of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. ... Binomial name Heller, 1897 The Greater Forest-wallaby or White-striped Dorcopsis (Dorcopsis hageni) is a species of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. ... Binomial name Van Deusen, 1957 The Black Dorcopsis or Black Forest-wallaby (Dorcopsis atrata) is a species of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. ... Binomial name (DAlbertis, 1874) The Gray Dorcopsis (Dorcopsis luctuosa) is a species of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. ... Species Dorcopsulus macleayi Dorcopsulus vanheurni Dorcopsulus is a genus of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. ... Binomial name (Thomas, 1922) The Lesser Forest-wallaby or Small Dorcopsis (Dorcopsulus vanheurni) is a species of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. ... Binomial name (Miklouho-Maclay, 1885) Macleays Dorcopsis (Dorcopsulus macleayi), also known as the Papuan Dorcopsis or the Papuan Forest-wallaby, is a species of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. ... Red-necked Wallaby A wallaby (sometimes spelled wallabee) is any of about 30 species of macropod (family macropodidae). ... Binomial name Lagorchestes conspicillatus Gould, 1842 The Spectacled Hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes conspicillatus) is a species of macropod found in Australia. ... Binomial name Lagorchestes hirsutus Gould, 1844 The Rufous Hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes hirsutus), also known as the Mala, is a small macropod found in Australia. ... This article is about kangaroos, the marsupial. ... Binomial name Macropus agilis (Gould, 1842) The Agile Wallaby (Macropus agilis), also known as the Sandy Wallaby, is a species of wallaby found in northern Australia and New Guinea. ... Binomial name Macropus dorsalis {Gray, 1837) The Black-striped Wallaby (Macropus dorsalis), also known as the Scrub Wallaby, is a medium-sized wallaby found in Australia, from Townsville in Queensland to Narrabri in New South Wales. ... Binomial name Macropus eugenii The Tammar Wallaby (Macropus eugenii) is a small member of the kangaroo family and is the type species for research on kangaroos and marsupials. ... Binomial name Macropus irma (Jourdan, 1837) The Western Brush Wallaby (Macropus irma), also known as the Black-gloved Wallaby, is a species of wallaby found in southwestern Western Australia. ... Binomial name Macropus parma The Parma Wallaby (Macropus parma) was first described by the great Australian naturalist John Gould in about 1840. ... Binomial name Macropus parryi Bennett, 1835 The Pretty-faced Wallaby (Macropus parryi), also known as the Whiptail Wallaby, is a species of wallaby found in eastern Australia. ... Binomial name Desmarest, 1817 The Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) is a medium-sized macropod, common in the more temperate and fertile parts of eastern Australia. ... Binomial name Macropus antilopinus (Gould, 1842) The Antilopine Kangaroo (Macropus antilopinus), sometimes called the Antilopine Wallaroo or the Antilopine Wallaby, is a species of macropod found in northern Australia: in Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, the Top End of the Northern Territory, and the Kimberley region of Western Australia. ... Binomial name Macropus robustus Gould, 1841 The Eastern Wallaroo (Macropus robustus), also known as the Common Wallaroo, the Hill Wallaroo or the Euro, is a large, variable species of macropod found throughout much of the Australian mainland. ... Binomial name Desmarest, 1822 The Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus) is the largest of all kangaroos and the largest surviving marsupial. ... Binomial name Desmarest, 1817 The Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosis or alternately Macropus fuliginosus) is a large and very common macropod, found across almost the entire southern part of Australia, from just south of Shark Bay to coastal South Australia, western Victoria, and the entire Murray-Darling Basin in New... Binomial name Shaw, 1790 The Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) is a marsupial found in southern and eastern Australia, with a population of several million. ... Species O. fraenata O. lunata O. unguifera The nail-tail wallabies (genus Onychogalea) are three species of macropod found in Australia. ... Binomial name Onychogalea fraenata (Gould, 1841) The Bridled Nail-tail Wallaby Onychogalea fraenata is a wallaby which has white bridle line, running down from the back of the neck. ... Binomial name Onychogalea unguifera (Gould, 1841) The Northern Nail-tail Wallaby (Onychogalea unguifera), also known as the Sandy Nail-tail Wallaby, is a species of macropod found in Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory. ... Species 16, see text The rock-wallabies are the wallabies of the genus Petrogale. ... Binomial name Petrogale brachyotis (Gould, 1841) The Short-eared Rock-wallaby (Petrogale brachyotis) is a species of rock-wallaby found in northern Australia, in the northernmost parts of Northern Territory and Western Australia. ... Binomial name Petrogale burbidgei Kitchener & Sanson, 1978 The Monjon (Petrogale burbidgei), also known as the Warabi, is the smallest of the many species of rock-wallaby found in Australia. ... Binomial name Petrogale concinna Gould, 1842 The Nabarlek (Petrogale concinna), also known as the Pygmy Rock-wallaby or the Little Rock-wallaby, is a very small species of macropod found in northern Australia. ... Binomial name Petrogale persephone Maynes, 1982 The Proserpine Rock-wallaby (Petrogale persephone) is a species of rock-wallaby restricted to a small area in the Whitsunday Shire in Queensland, Australia. ... Binomial name Petrogale rothschildi Thomas, 1904 Rothschilds Rock-wallaby (Petrogale rothschildi), sometimes known as the Roebourne Rock-wallaby, is a species of macropod found in Western Australia, in the Pilbara district and the Dampier Archipelago. ... Binomial name Petrogale xanthopus Gray, 1855 The Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus) is a member of the macropod family (the marsupial family that includes the kangaroos, wallabies, tree-kangaroos, wallaroos, and others). ... Binomial name Petrogale assimilis Ramsay, 1877 The Allied Rock-wallaby (Petrogale assimilis) is a species of rock-wallaby found in northeastern Queensland, Australia. ... Binomial name Petrogale coenensis Eldridge & Close, 1992 The Cape York Rock-wallaby (Petrogale coenensis) is a species of rock-wallaby restricted to Cape York Peninsula in northeastern Queensland, Australia. ... Binomial name Petrogale godmani Thomas, 1923 The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... Binomial name Petrogale herberti Thomas, 1926 Herberts Rock-wallaby (Petrogale herberti) is a member of a group of seven very closely-related rock-wallabies found in northeastern Queensland, Australia. ... Binomial name Petrogale inornata Gould, 1842 The Unadorned Rock-wallaby (Petrogale inornata) is a member of a group of closely related rock-wallabies found in northeastern Queensland, Australia. ... Binomial name Petrogale lateralis (Gray, 1827) The Black-flanked Rock-wallaby (Petrogale lateralis), also known as the Black-footed Rock-wallaby or Warru is a kind of wallaby, one of several rock-wallabies in the genus Petrogale. ... Binomial name Petrogale mareeba Eldridge & Close, 1992 The Mareeba Rock-wallaby (Petrogale mareeba) is a species of rock-wallaby found in northeastern Queensland, Australia. ... Binomial name Petrogale penicillata (Gray, 1827) The Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby or Small-eared Rock-wallaby (Petrogale penicillata) is a kind of wallaby, one of several rock-wallabies in the genus Petrogale. ... Binomial name Petrogale purpureicollis (Le Souef, 1924) The Purple-necked Rock-wallaby (Petrogale purpureicollis) was first classified in 1924 by Albert Sherbourne Le Souef, then director of the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, who noted a strange purple coloration around the neck as well as skull differences separating it from... Binomial name Petrogale sharmani Eldridge & Close, 1992 The Mt. ... Binomial name (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830) Quokka, Melbourne Zoo The Quokka (Setonix brachyurus) is a small macropod, about the size of a large domestic cat. ... Binomial name (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830) Quokka, Melbourne Zoo The Quokka (Setonix brachyurus) is a small macropod, about the size of a large domestic cat. ... Type Species Halmaturus (Thylogale) eugenii Gray, 1837 (= Halmaturus thetis Lesson, 1828) Species Thylogale billardierii Thylogale browni Thylogale brunii Thylogale calabyi Thylogale lanatus Thylogale stigmatica Thylogale thetis Tasmanian pademelon eating a slice of apple, with her joey Female (notice the full pouch) red-legged pademelon eating a slice of sweet potato... Binomial name Thylogale billardierii (Desmarest, 1822) Female and her joey. ... Binomial name (Ramsay, 1877) Browns Pademelon (Thylogale browni) is a species of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. ... Binomial name (Schreber, 1778) The Dusky Pademelon or Dusky Wallaby (Thylogale brunii) is a species of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. ... Binomial name Flannery, 1992 Calabys Pademelon (Thylogale calabyi), also known as the Alpine Wallaby, is a species of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. ... Binomial name Thylogale stigmatica (Gould, 1860) The Red-legged Pademelon (Thylogale stigmatica) is a species of small macropod found on the northeastern coast of Australia and in New Guinea. ... Binomial name Thylogale thetis (Lesson, 1828) The Red-necked Pademelon is a forest-dwelling marsupial living in the eastern coastal region of Australia. ... Binomial name Wallabia bicolor (Lesson, 1828) The Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) is a small macropod marsupial of Australia. ... Binomial name Wallabia bicolor (Lesson, 1828) The Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) is a small macropod marsupial of Australia. ... Families Hypsiprymnodontidae Macropodidae Potoroidae Macropodiformes is one of the three suborders of the large marsupial order Diprotodontia. ... Genera  Hypsiprymnodon  Aepyprymnus  Bettongia  Caloprymnus  Potorous The marsupial family Potoroidae includes the bettongs, potoroos and rat-kangaroos. ... Binomial name Aepyprymnus rufescens (Gray, 1837) The Rufous Rat-kangaroo (Aepyprymnus rufescens), also known as the Rufous Bettong, is a small species of the family Potoroidae found in Australia. ... Binomial name Aepyprymnus rufescens (Gray, 1837) The Rufous Rat-kangaroo (Aepyprymnus rufescens), also known as the Rufous Bettong, is a small species of the family Potoroidae found in Australia. ... Type species Bettongia setosa Gray, 1837 Species B. gaimardi B. leseur B. penicillata B. tropica The bettongs are species of the genus Bettongia, sometimes referred to as rat-kangaroos. ... Binomial name Bettongia gaimardi (Desmarest, 1822) The Eastern Bettong (Bettongia gaimardi), also known as the Southern Bettong and Tasmanian Bettong, is a bettong whose natural range includes south-eastern Australia and the eastern part of Tasmania. ... Binomial name Bettongia lesueur (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) The Boodie (Bettongia lesueur), also known locally as the Burrowing Bettong, is a small marsupial related to the kangaroo. ... Binomial name Bettongia penicillata Gray, 1837 The Woylie (Bettongia penicillata) is a small (30cm long) marsupial. ... Binomial name Bettongia tropica Wakefield, 1967 The Northern Bettong (Bettongia tropica) is a small potoroid marsupial which is restricted to some areas of mixed open Eucalyptus woodlands and Allocasuarina forests bordering rainforests in far northeastern Queensland, Australia. ... The marsupial family Potoridae includes the bettongs, potoroos and rat-kangaroos. ... Binomial name Potorous longipes Seebeck & Johnson, 1980 The Long-footed Potoroo (Potorous longipes) is a species of rat-kangaroo found in southeastern Australia, in a small area around the coastal border between New South Wales and Victoria. ... Binomial name Potorous tridactylus (Kerr, 1792) The Long-nosed Potoroo (Potorous tridactylus*) is a species of Australian potoroo. ... Binomial name Potorous gilbertii Gould, 1841 Gilberts Potoroo (Potorous gilbertii) is an Australian marsupial that is critically endangered. ... Binomial name Hypsiprymnodon moschatus Ramsay, 1876 The Musky Rat-kangaroo is a marsupial species found in the rainforests of New Guinea and northeast Australia. ... Binomial name Hypsiprymnodon moschatus Ramsay, 1876 The Musky Rat-kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus) is a marsupial species found in the rainforests of New Guinea and northeast Australia. ... Binomial name Hypsiprymnodon moschatus Ramsay, 1876 The Musky Rat-kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus) is a marsupial species found in the rainforests of New Guinea and northeast Australia. ...

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