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Species profile—Trichosurus caninus (short-eared possum)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Phalangeridae (Brushtail Possums, Cuscuses & Scaly-tailed Possum) → Trichosurus caninus (short-eared possum)

Photo of Trichosurus caninus (short-eared possum) - Queensland Government,1977
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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Phalangeridae (Brushtail Possums, Cuscuses & Scaly-tailed Possum)
Scientific name
Trichosurus caninus (Ogilby, 1835)
Common name
short-eared possum
Type reference
Ogilby, W. (1835). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1835, Part III, 191-192.
WildNet taxon ID
857
Alternate name(s)
bobuck
mountain brushtail possum
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=857

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
7 September 2021
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