Eastern common cuscus

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Eastern common cuscus[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Phalangeridae
Genus: Phalanger
P. intercastellanus
Binomial name
Phalanger intercastellanus
Thomas, 1895
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Eastern common cuscus range

The eastern common cuscus (Phalanger intercastellanus) is a species of marsupial in the family Phalangeridae found in eastern Papua New Guinea.[2] Until recently, it was considered conspecific with P. mimicus, and before that also with P. orientalis.

The eastern common cuscus was introduced by humans into the Aru Islands and parts of northern Australia.[3]


  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. p. 46. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Leary, T.; Singadan, R.; Menzies, J.; Helgen, K.; Wright, D.; Allison, A.; Hamilton, S.; Salas, L. & Dickman, C. (2008). "Phalanger intercastellanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2008.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. ^ Schapper, Antoinette (2011). "Phalanger Facts: Notes on Blust's Marsupial Reconstructions". Oceanic Linguistics. 50 (1). doi:10.1353/ol.2011.0004.