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Striped Possum ©www.pbase.com

Order Diprotodontia

Family Petauridae

Scientific Name

Dactylopsila trivirgata

Thumbnail Description

It emits a “very powerful unpleasant smell

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 263 mm long

TAIL: 325 mm

WEIGHT: 423 g

Habitat

Rainforests, eucalypt woodland

Distribution

Cape York Peninsula, Townsville, Queensland, New Guinea

Diet

Leaves, ants, termites, beetles, moths, fruits, small vertebrates

Reproduction

2

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

5 years (wild)

Speed

Unknown

Home Range

21.3 ha.

Predators

Amesthistine pythons, Barking owls, rufous owls

Sounds

Growls, gar-gair, erreeh

Behavior

Solitary

Conservation Status

Least Concern