Striped possum

Striped possum

Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Petauridae
Species : Dactylopsila trivirgata

 

Keywords: black , white , stripe , tail

The Striped 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

Some facts about the
Striped possum

Adult weight : 0.318 kg (0.6996 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 10 years

Litter size : 2

Interval between litters : 365 days

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Facts about the striped possum

Striped Possum The striped possum is a skunk-like animal that is native to the tropical rainforests Australia and the lowlands of New Guinea.

Striped possums are nocturnal, and appear to live mainly solitary lives, with females being dominant and agressive to males except when they are sexually receptive.

Striped possums are particularly adept at locating and teasing beetle larvae out of dead wood, using their elongated fourth fingers.

The adorable Striped Possum Dactylopsila trivirgata is extremely agile and negotiates the heights of the upper canopy with great competence.

The Striped Possum is a shy little creature, living inside the trees of Australia and New Guinea.

The unnamed female black and white striped possum is three .

The Striped Possum is a shy little creature, living inside the trees of Australia and New Guinea. (Full text)

Striped Possums are amazing to watch, using their paws to tap and listen for likely hollows. (Full text)

Striped Possums are amazing to watch, using their paws to tap and listen for likely hollows. (Full text)

) The striped possum is thought to be nocturnal and arboreal and to occur mainly in lowland rainforest. (Full text)

Social Behaviour: Even though its a conspicuous animal, the fact that the Striped Possum is a rare and shy animal makes it one of the least known possums in Australia. (Full text)

"The striped possum is hard to mistake, with striking black and white stripes along its body and a white tip to its tail". (Full text)

Even though its a conspicuous animal, the fact that the Striped Possum is a rare and shy animal makes it one of the least known possums in Australia. (Full text)

Striped possums are particularly adept at locating and teasing beetle larvae out of dead wood, using their elongated fourth fingers. (Full text)

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