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Brushtail possum

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Diprotodontia
Scientific name  Trichosurus
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Phalangeridae
Higher classification  Trichosurini
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Lower classifications  Common brushtail possum, Short‑eared possum, Mountain brushtail possum, Northern brushtail possum, Coppery brushtail possum

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The brushtail possums are the members of the genus Trichosurus in the Phalangeridae, a family of marsupials. They are unique among marsupials for having shifted the hypaxial muscles from the epipubic to the pelvis, much like in placental muscles, meaning that their breathing cycle is more similar to the latter than to that of other non-eutherian mammals. In general, they are more terrestrial oriented than other possums, and in some ways might parallel primates.

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It contains the following species:

  • Northern brushtail possum, Trichosurus arnhemensis
  • Short-eared possum, Trichosurus caninus
  • Mountain brushtail possum, Trichosurus cunninghami
  • Coppery brushtail possum, Trichosurus johnstonii
  • Common brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula

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    Brushtail possum FileTrichosurus vulpecula 4jpg Wikimedia Commons

    References

    Brushtail possum Wikipedia


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