Northern common cuscus
|Northern common cuscus|
|Northern common cuscus range
(blue — native, red — introduced, dark gray — origin uncertain)
The northern common cuscus (Phalanger orientalis), also known as the grey cuscus, is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family native to northern New Guinea and adjacent smaller islands, but is now also found in the Bismarck Archipelago, south-east and central Moluccas, the Solomons and Timor, where it is believed to have been introduced in prehistoric times. It was formerly considered conspecific with the allopatric P. intercastellanus and P. mimicus.
- Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 47. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.
- Leary, T., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Helgen, K., Wright, D., Allison, A., Hamilton, S., Salas, L. & Dickman, C. (2008). Phalanger orientalis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
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