Sulawesi bear cuscus

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Sulawesi bear cuscus[1]
Ailurops ursinus Naemundung 2 North Sulawesi.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Phalangeridae
Genus: Ailurops
Species: A. ursinus
Binomial name
Ailurops ursinus
(Temminck, 1824)
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Sulawesi bear cuscus range

Phalanger ursinus (Temminck, 1824)

The Sulawesi bear cuscus or Sulawesi bear phalanger (Ailurops ursinus) is a species of arboreal marsupial in the family Phalangeridae endemic to Sulawesi and nearby islands in Indonesia. It lives in tropical moist lowland forest at elevations up to 600 m and is diurnal, folivorous and often found in pairs.[2] A. ursinus is threatened by hunting, collection for the pet trade and deforestation.[2]



  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). "Order Diprotodontia". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b c Salas, L.; Dickman, C.; Helgen, K. & Flannery, T. (2008). "Ailurops ursinus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T40637A10346312. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T40637A10346312.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018.