Common spotted cuscus (Spilocuscus maculatus)

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Common spotted cuscus
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The common spotted cuscus is a marsupial found in Australia, Indonesia and Papa New Guinea.
  • An arboreal species, the common spotted cuscus is found in tropical and mangrove forests.
  • The common spotted cuscus is nocturnal.
  • The female common spotted cuscus usually bears one live young at a time.
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Common spotted cuscus description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderDiprotodontia
FamilyPhalangeridae
GenusSpilocuscus (1)

Information on the common spotted cuscus is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Short-tailed spotted cuscus, spotted phalanger.
French
Couscous Tacheté, Phalanger Tacheté.
Spanish
Cuscús Manchado.
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Common spotted cuscus status

Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (September, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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