Masked ringtail possum

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Masked ringtail possum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Pseudocheiridae
Genus: Pseudochirulus
P. larvatus
Binomial name
Pseudochirulus larvatus
(Forster and Rothschild, 1911)[2]
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Masked ringtail possum range

The masked ringtail possum (Pseudochirulus larvatus) is a marsupial possum of the family Pseudocheiridae. It is found in northeastern New Guinea in the Star Mountains. the eastern Central Cordillera, the Huon Peninsula and the northern coast ranges.[1][3] Masked ringtails are arboreal residents of various forest ecosystems. They are sexually dimorphic and locally common.[1] This species is sometimes classified as a subpopulation of P. forbesi;[1][3] however, it has a separate range.


  1. ^ a b c d McKnight, M. (2008). "Pseudochirulus larvatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 16 August 2009.
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  3. ^ a b Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. (2005), Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, retrieved 16 August 2009