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Species profile—Cercartetus nanus (eastern pygmy-possum)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Burramyidae (pygmy-possums) → Cercartetus nanus (eastern pygmy-possum)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Burramyidae (pygmy-possums)
Scientific name
Cercartetus nanus (Desmarest, 1818)
Common name
eastern pygmy-possum
Type reference
Desmarest, A.G. (1818). in, Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle, appliquee aux arts, a l'agriculture, a l'economie rurale et domestique, a la medecine etc. Nouv. Edn. Paris: Deterville Tom. 25
WildNet taxon ID
918
Alternate name(s)
pygmy-possum
possum mouse
dormouse opossum
common dormouse-phalanger
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Medium
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=918

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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