Ornate cuscus

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Ornate cuscus[1]
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Phalangeridae
Genus: Phalanger
Species: P. ornatus
Binomial name
Phalanger ornatus
(Gray, 1860)
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Ornate cuscus range

The ornate cuscus or Molluccan cuscus (Phalanger ornatus) is a species of marsupial in the family Phalangeridae. It is endemic to Indonesia, where it is found on the North Maluku islands of Halmahera, Bacan and Morotai, at elevations from sea level to 1000 m.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). "Order Diprotodontia". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Leary, T., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Helgen, K., Wright, D., Allison, A. & Flannery, T. (2008). Phalanger ornatus. 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