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Order Diprotodontia

Family Phalangeridae

Scientific Name

Phalanger gymnotis

Thumbnail Description

It spends its days in burrows in the ground and appears as comfortable at ground level as in the trees

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 440 mm

WEIGHT: 2.5 – 3.0 kg

TAIL: 330 mm

Habitat

Swampy areas, deltas, floodplains; elevation 8,900 ft (2,700 m)

Distribution

g. gymnotis: Aru Islands; P. g. leucippus: mainland New Guinea.

Diet

Folivore/frugivores

Reproduction

Unknown

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

18 years

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Hissing, barking

Behavior

Nocturnal

Conservation Status

Least Concern