Pygmy Ringtail Possum ©wildthings.org.au
Pygmy Ringtail Possum ©wildthings.org.au

Order Diprotodontia

Family Pseudocheiridae

Scientific Name

Pseudochirulus mayeri

Thumbnail Description

They live in the forks of trees, less than four meters off the ground

Size and Weight

Adults:

(MALE):

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 318–369 mm

WEIGHT: 115 and 178 g

(FEMALE):

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 330–400 mm

WEIGHT: 105 to 206 g

Habitat

Montane forest regions; elevation 1,500 and 3,600 m (4,900 and 11,800 ft)

Distribution

West Papua, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea

Diet

Pollen, lichen, fungus, “epiphytic moss

Reproduction

Unknown

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

4 – 5 years (wild)

Speed

Unknown

Home Range

Unknown

Predators

Greater sooty owl, Papuan hawk-owl, eastern grass-owl, rufous owl

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Nocturnal, solitary

Conservation Status

Least Concern