Silky cuscus

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Silky cuscus[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Phalangeridae
Genus: Phalanger
Species:
P. sericeus
Binomial name
Phalanger sericeus
Thomas, 1907
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Silky cuscus range

The silky cuscus (Phalanger sericeus) is a species of marsupial in the family Phalangeridae. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.[2]

Names[edit]

It is known as atwak, , or beŋ-tud in the Kalam language of Papua New Guinea.[3]

Habitat[edit]

The silky cuscus is found in abundance across high elevations in the central mountains of the island of New Guinea, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.[4]

References[edit]

  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. 47–48. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Leary, T.; Singadan, R.; Menzies, J.; Helgen, K.; Wright, D.; Allison, A.; Hamilton, S.; Aplin, K.; Salas, L. & Dickman, C. (2008). "Phalanger sericeus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  3. ^ Pawley, Andrew and Ralph Bulmer. 2011. A Dictionary of Kalam with Ethnographic Notes. Canberra. Pacific Linguistics.
  4. ^ Leary, T.; Singadan, R.; Menzies, J.; Helgen, K.; Wright, D.; Allison, A.; Hamilton, S.; Aplin, K.; Salas, L.; Dickman, C. (2013). "Phalanger sericeus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org (Report). International Union for Conservation of Nature. version 2013.2.