Common spotted cuscus©www.projectnoah.org
Common spotted cuscus ©www.projectnoah.org

Order Diprotodontia

Family Phalangeridae

Scientific Name

Spilocuscus maculatus

Thumbnail Description

The common spotted cuscus is about the size of a common house cat

Size and Weight

Adults:

TOTAL LENGTH: 35 to 65 cm (14 to 26 in)

WEIGHT: 1.5 to 6 kg (3.3 to 13.2 lb)

TAIL: 32 to 60 cm (13 to 24 in)

Newborns:

WEIGHT: 1 g

Habitat

Rainforests, mangroves, hardwood, eucalypt forests; 1,200 m (3,900 ft)

Distribution

Cape York (Australia, New Guinea)

Diet

Leaves of ficus, alstonia, slonea plants, nectar, fruits of ficus, lithocarpus, aglia, mischocarpus, pometia plants, flowers, small animals

Reproduction

3

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

11 years

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Pythons, birds of prey

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Nocturnal, solitary, terrestrial

Conservation Status

Least Concern

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