Southwestern Pygmy Possum © Wikimedia Commons
Southwestern Pygmy Possum © Wikimedia Commons

Order Diprotodontia

Family Burramyidae

Scientific Name

Cercartetus concinnus

Other Names

Western pygmy possum, mundarda

Thumbnail Description

It has a 1.2 cm (0.47 in) long tongue which is quite unusual in such animals

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 5.7–7.2 cm (2.2–2.8 in)

WEIGHT: 8–21 g (0.28–0.74 oz)

TAIL: 7.7–8.7 cm (3.0–3.4 in)

Newborns:

WEIGHT:

Habitat

Unknown

Distribution

Southwestern Western Australia, South Australia, Kangaroo Island, Victoria

Diet

Bottlebrushes, melaleuca, banksia, grevillea, melaleuca, eucalyptus, nectar

Reproduction

4 – 6

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Red foxes

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Solitary, nocturnal

Conservation Status

Least Concern

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