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Dactylopsila megalura
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Petauridae
Genus: Dactylopsila
J. E. Gray, 1858
Type species
Dactylopsila trivirgata
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Dactylopsila is a genus of marsupials in the family Petauridae,[1] native to New Guinea, the Cape York peninsula of Australia, and other close islands. Members of this genus are known as trioks or striped possums, though the latter name is usually used for D. trivirgata.


The genus includes the following four species:


  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). "Order Diprotodontia". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 53–54. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.

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