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Sunday 18 February 2018

Species Sheet

Spotted Cuscus, Spotted Phalanger

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Classification - Taxonomy

CLASS Mammals
 ORDER  Marsupiala/Diprotodontia
  FAMILY   Phalangeridae
   SUBFAMILY    Phalangerinae
       LATIN NAME      Spilocuscus maculatus
AUTHOR  (Desmarest, 1818)
SYNONYMS  Phalanger maculatus - Balantia variegata - Phalangista maculata - Cuscus maculatus - 

Location- Threatened

DISTRIBUTION  Indonesia, southern Molucca (including Buru Is, Seram, Banda Is, and Amboina Is, Aru Is and Kei Isls, Amboina Is), Western New Guinea and adjacent small islands (Misool and Yapen Is) and South Sulawesi (Selayer Isls), also Papua New Guinea ; in Australia from Queensland, Cape York Peninsula, north of Coen
STATUS  CITES - Appendix II, but Common in New Guinea - IUCN 2009 : Least Concern


 Describ subspecies = ? ; Valid in taxonomy = 4?
 Possible listed subspecies =
Spilocuscus maculatus brevicaudatus ?
Spilocuscus maculatus chrysorrhous
Spilocuscus maculatus goldiei
Spilocuscus maculatus maculatus
Spilocuscus maculatus nudicaudatus
Spilocuscus maculatus ochropus ?
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