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Cercartetus

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Kingdom
  
Animalia

Infraclass
  
Marsupialia

Family
  
Burramyidae

Higher classification
  
Pygmy possum

Phylum
  
Chordata

Order
  
Diprotodontia

Scientific name
  
Cercartetus

Rank
  
Genus

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Lower classifications
  
Eastern pygmy possum, Western pygmy possum, Tasmanian pygmy possum, Long‑tailed pygmy possum

Eastern pygmy possum cercartetus nanus


The genus Cercartetus is a group of very small possums known as pygmy possums. Four species comprise this genus, which together with the genus Burramys make up the marsupial family Burramyidae.

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It has occasionally been presumed that Cercaërtus was a misspelling or synonym of Cercartetus. However, the name Cercaërtus is a junior synonym of Trichosurus and not of Cercartetus.

Conservation International (CI) and the Indonesia Institute of Science (LIPI) reported on the possible discovery of a new species of Cercartetus pygmy possum upon visit to the Foja Mountains in June 2007.

Species

  • Genus Cercartetus
  • Long-tailed pygmy possum, Cercartetus caudatus
  • Southwestern pygmy possum, Cercartetus concinnus
  • Tasmanian pygmy possum, Cercartetus lepidus
  • Eastern pygmy possum, Cercartetus nanus
  • References

    Cercartetus Wikipedia


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