Dorcopsis (genus)

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An illustration of a gray dorcopsis
Dorcopsis à raies blanches (Dorcopsis hageni), Pairi daiza 2.jpg
A white-striped dorcopsis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Subfamily: Macropodinae
Genus: Dorcopsis
Schlegel and Müller, 1845

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Dorcopsis is a genus of marsupial in the family Macropodidae. The members of the genus are found on the island of New Guinea.


The genus contains the following species:

A fifth as-yet-undescribed dark-colored species (30cm high) was discovered in the Foja Mountains in northern West Papua in 2008.


  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. 61–62. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.