Rothschild's cuscus

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Rothschild's cuscus[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Phalangeridae
Genus: Phalanger
Species: P. rothschildi
Binomial name
Phalanger rothschildi
Thomas, 1898
Rothschild's cuscus range

Rothschild's cuscus (Phalanger rothschildi), also called the Obi Island cuscus, is a species of marsupial in the family Phalangeridae. It is endemic to the islands of Obi, Bisa and Obilatu in the Obi Islands of Maluku province, Indonesia.[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 rothschildi. 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