Western pygmy possum

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Western pygmy possum

Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Burramyidae
Species : Cercartetus concinnus


The Western 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


Facts about the western pygmy possum

Asleep in its gum leaf or grass tree nest during the day, the western pygmy possum is both small and inconspicuous, with adults weighing as little as ten grams.

The Western Pygmy Possum is tiny and weighs only an average of 13 grams.

The Western Pygmy Possum, Cercartetus concinnus, is a nocturnal marsupial occurring across much of southern WA and SA.

Two species of Pigmy Possum are found on the island; the South-western Pigmy Possum or Mundarda (Cercartetus concinnus) is common throughout the island while the Little Pigmy Possum (C.

Western Pygmy Possum Cercartetus concinnus is an extremely small possum, fawn or reddish brown above, white below.

Western Pygmy-possum (Cercartetus concinnus) is common in the forests

The Western Pygmy Possum is one of the common ones that we get here but we also get the Little Pygmy Possum - well, we didn't know that we got here but it does exist here now, so - which is pretty exciting for us. (Full text)

Like its better known possum relatives, the Western Pygmy Possum is an extremely agile climber. (Full text)

"The Western Pygmy-possum is arguably one of the state's cutest mammals. (Full text)

"The Western Pygmy-possum is arguably one of the state's cutest mammals. (Full text)

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