Eastern pygmy possum

Eastern pygmy possum

Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Burramyidae
Species : Cercartetus nanus

 

Keywords: brown , white , prehensile tail , pouch

The Eastern pygmy possum is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countries
Australia
Some facts about the
Dormouse possum

Adult weight : 0.04 kg (0.088 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 10 years

Female maturity :190 days

Male maturity : 190 days

Weaning : 62 days

Litter size : 4

Interval between litters : 95 days

Weight at weaning : 0.008 kg (0.0176 lbs)

Body mass : 0.065 kg (0.143 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

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Facts about the eastern pygmy possum

The eastern pygmy-possum is found from rainforest through eucalypt forest to tree heath.

The Eastern Pygmy-possum, Cercartetus nanus, is a small arboreal marsupial.

DistributionThe eastern pygmy possum is found throughout the wetter forests of the western half of the state. (Full text)

The little pygmy possum, like its close relative, the eastern pygmy possum is able to overcome these difficulties through its ability to enter torpor. (Full text)

The eastern pygmy possum is found throughout the wetter forests of the western half of the state. (Full text)

The little pygmy possum, like its close relative, the eastern pygmy possum is able to overcome these difficulties through its ability to enter torpor. (Full text)

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