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Phalanger lullulae (Woodlark Cuscus)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Woodlark cuscus (Phalanger lullulae) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family endemic to Papua New Guinea, specifically on Madau and Woodlark Island, a part of the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. It happens to be the largest mammal living on Woodlark Island but it is also found on the neighboring island of Alcester, 70 kilometers south of Woodlark Island.
View Wikipedia Record: Phalanger lullulae

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Phalanger lullulae

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 13.42
EDGE Score: 4.75


Adult Weight [1]  3.60 lbs (1.63 kg)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Diet - Plants [2]  40 %
Diet - Vertibrates [2]  10 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %
Nocturnal [3]  Yes


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Trobriand Islands rain forests Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  


Homo sapiens (man)[4]

Range Map




Attributes / relations provided by
1Phalanger lullulae, Christopher A. Norris, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 620, pp. 1-4 (1999)
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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