Strigocuscus

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Strigocuscus
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Strigocuscus celebensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Phalangeridae
Genus: Strigocuscus
Gray, 1861
Type species
Strigocuscus celebensis
(Gray, 1858)
Species

Strigocuscus is a nocturnal, arboreal marsupial genus in the family Phalangeridae found only in Sulawesi (the largest island in Wallacea) and some of its surrounding small offshore islands.[1] Due to the unique biogeography of Sulawesi giving sub-regions of endemism, it is likely that there are several different species or sub-species as yet described by science [2]. So far, the genus contains the following species:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). "Genus Strigocuscus". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Evans, Ben; Supriatna, Jatna. "MONKEYS AND TOADS DEFINE AREAS OF ENDEMISM ON SULAWESI".