Silky cuscus

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Silky cuscus[1]
Scientific classification
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]


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.[3]


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  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. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  3. ^ Leary, T., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Helgen, K., Wright, D., Allison, A., Hamilton, S., Aplin, K., Salas, L. & Dickman, C. 2008. Phalanger sericeus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2.