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Cuscus (/ˈkʌskʌs/ or /ˈksks/) is the common name generally given to the species within the four genera of Australasian possum of the family Phalangeridae with the most tropical distribution:

The name is also applied in parts of Indonesia to the Sunda slow loris, where people do not distinguish this from the "kuskus" possums. Note however, that the loris, being a primate, is unrelated to the other cuscus species. Cuscus are marsupials, even though they have some appearances, traits and attributes like those of lemurs of Madagascar, which are prosimians.