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Masked ringtail possum

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Diprotodontia
Genus  Pseudochirulus
Higher classification  Pseudochirulus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Pseudocheiridae
Scientific name  Pseudochirulus larvatus
Rank  Species
Masked ringtail possum
Similar  Pygmy ringtail possum, D'Albertis' ringtail possum, Plush‑coated ringtail possum, Painted ringtail possum, Coppery ringtail possum

The masked ringtail possum (Pseudochirulus larvatus) is a marsupial possum of the family Pseudocheiridae. It is found in northeastern New Guinea in the Star Mountains. the eastern Central Cordillera, the Huon Peninsula and the northern coast ranges. Masked ringtails are arboreal residents of various forest ecosystems. They are sexually dimorphic and locally common. This species is sometimes classified as a subpopulation of P. forbesi; however, it has a separate range.

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Masked ringtail possum Wikipedia


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