Southern common cuscus

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Southern common cuscus[1]
Southern Brown Cuscus, photo by CNZdenek & AJBurnett.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Phalangeridae
Genus: Phalanger
P. mimicus
Binomial name
Phalanger mimicus
Thomas, 1922
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Southern common cuscus range

The southern common cuscus (Phalanger mimicus), also known as Australian cuscus, grey cuscus, grey phalanger, and to-ili, is an arboreal marsupial endemic to Australia (Cape York), southern New Guinea and possibly the Aru Islands. Until recently, it was considered conspecific with P. intercastellanus, and before that also with P. orientalis.


  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. 47. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Salas, L.; Dickman, C. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Phalanger mimicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.