Short-tailed spotted cuscus

Short-tailed spotted cuscus

Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Phalangeridae
Species : Spilocuscus maculatus

 

The Common spotted cuscus, short-tailed spotted cuscus, spotted phalanger 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
Spotted cuscus

Adult weight : 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 17 years

Male maturity : 243 days

Gestation : 13 days

Weaning : 240 days

Litter size : 2

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at weaning : 1.7 kg (3.74 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 6 W

Body mass : 4.25 kg (9.35 lbs)

Temperature : 34.85 °C (94.73 °F)

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