Painted ringtail possum

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Painted ringtail possum[1]
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Pseudocheiridae
Genus: Pseudochirulus
P. forbesi
Binomial name
Pseudochirulus forbesi
(Thomas, 1887)
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Painted ringtail possum range

Pseudocheirus forbesi (Thomas, 1887)

The painted ringtail possum or moss-forest ringtail possum (Pseudochirulus forbesi) is a species of marsupial in the family Pseudocheiridae. It is found in Papua New Guinea.[2]


It is known as skoyd or boñay in the Kalam language of Papua New Guinea.[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. 52. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Helgen, K.; Dickman, C.; Salas, L. (2016). "Pseudochirulus forbesi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T40639A21961873. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T40639A21961873.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  3. ^ Pawley, Andrew and Ralph Bulmer. 2011. A Dictionary of Kalam with Ethnographic Notes. Canberra. Pacific Linguistics.