Brushtail possum

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Brushtail possums[1]
Common Brushtail Possum.jpg
Common brushtail possum with young in pouch
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Phalangeridae
Genus: Trichosurus
(Lesson, 1828)
Type species
Didelphis vulpecula
(Kerr, 1792)

The brushtail possums are the members of the genus, Trichosurus, a genus of marsupial in the family Phalangeridae.

It contains the following species:


  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 49–50. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.