Blue-eyed spotted cuscus

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Blue-eyed spotted cuscus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Phalangeridae
Genus: Spilocuscus
S. wilsoni
Binomial name
Spilocuscus wilsoni
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Blue-eyed spotted cuscus range

The blue-eyed spotted cuscus or Biak spotted cuscus (Spilocuscus wilsoni) is a species of marsupial in the family Phalangeridae. It is endemic to the islands of Biak and Supiori in the Cenderawasih Bay in West Papua of Indonesia.[1] Only scientifically described in 2004, it appears to be very rare, likely due to hunting and habitat loss, and has consequently been rated as critically endangered by the IUCN. Recent surveys have failed to find any wild individuals. Unlike all other members of the genus Spilocuscus, this relatively small species has distinct pale blue eyes.


  1. ^ a b Aplin, K & Helgen, K. (2008). "Spilocuscus wilsoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 19 September 2009. Database entry includes justification for why this species is listed as critically endangered