Lemur-like ringtail possum

Lemur-like ringtail possum

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Infraclass
Genus
SPECIES
Hemibelideus lemuroides
WEIGHT
750-1140 g
LENGTH
30.5-38 cm

The lemur-like ringtail possum, also known as the lemuroid ringtail possum or the brushy-tailed ringtail, is one of the most singular members of the ringtail possum group. It was once thought that they were gliding possums ; Hemibelideus literally translates as "half-glider" . They are similar to lemurs in their facial characteristics, with short snouts, large, forward-facing eyes and small ears, but similar to gliders in their musculo-skeletal adaptations to accommodate a leaping lifestyle. Their long, prehensile tail is a further adaptation to their arboreal habitat.

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No

Nocturnal

Fo

Folivore

He

Herbivore

Ar

Arboreal

Zo

Zoochory

Sc

Scansorial

Te

Terrestrial

Vi

Viviparous

Al

Altricial

Gl

Gliding

Mo

Monogamy

So

Social

No

Not a migrant

L

starts with

Distribution

Geography

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Lemur-like ringtail possum habitat map

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Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
BABY CARRYING
1
INDEPENDENT AGE
6 months

References

1. Lemur-like ringtail possum Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemur-like_ringtail_possum
2. Lemur-like ringtail possum on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/9869/21962427

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