Weyland ringtail possum

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Weyland ringtail possum[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Pseudocheiridae
Genus: Pseudochirulus
Species: P. caroli
Binomial name
Pseudochirulus caroli
Thomas, 1921
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Weyland ringtail possum range

The Weyland ringtail possum (Pseudochirulus caroli) is a species of marsupial in the Pseudocheiridae family. It is endemic to the western Central Cordillera of Papua Province, Indonesia.[2] P. caroli is also “known from four localities west of the Star Mountains" and tends to live in montane forest or other hilly areas.[3] Currently the Weyland ringtail is not endangered, but should be “monitored [because] it could rapidly become threatened if either human encroachment or hunting were to increase significantly.”[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 52. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Helgen, K., Leary, T., Singadan, R., Menzies, J. & Wright, D. (2008). Pseudochirulus caroli. 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
  3. ^ a b Helgen, K., T. Leary, R. Singadan, J. Menzies, and D. Wright. “Pseudochirulus caroli.” Pseudochirulus caroli (Weyland Ringtail). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, 2008. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/18507/0