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Spilocuscus maculatus (Common Spotted Cuscus)

Wikipedia Abstract

The common spotted cuscus (Spilocuscus maculatus) is a cuscus, a marsupial that lives in the Cape York region of Australia, New Guinea, and nearby smaller islands.
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Infraspecies

Spilocuscus maculatus chrysorrhous
Spilocuscus maculatus goldiei (Short-tailed spotted cuscus)
Spilocuscus maculatus maculatus (Short-tailed spotted cuscus)
Spilocuscus maculatus nudicaudatus (Short-tailed spotted cuscus)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
5
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
28
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 11.76
EDGE Score: 2.55

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  7.72 lbs (3.50 kg)
Male Maturity [1]  8 months 3 days
Gestation [1]  13 days
Litter Size [1]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  17 years
Weaning [1]  8 months

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Huon Peninsula montane rain forests Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
New Guinea mangroves Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Mangroves
Northern New Guinea lowland rain and freshwater swamp forests Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern New Guinea montane rain forests Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southeastern Papuan rain forests Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern New Guinea freshwater swamp forests Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern New Guinea lowland rain forests Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Trans Fly savanna and grasslands Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Vogelkop montane rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Vogelkop-Aru lowland rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Wasur-Rawa Biru National Park 605464 Papua, Indonesia  

Prey / Diet

Ficus bernaysii[2]
Ficus copiosa[2]
Ficus dammaropsis (Highland Breadfruit)[2]
Ficus phaeosyce[2]
Ficus pungens[2]
Ficus septica[2]
Ficus thonningii (Chinese banyan)[2]
Ficus tinctoria (fig)[2]
Ficus trachypison[2]
Ficus wassa[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Ailuroedus buccoides (White-eared Catbird)7
Aplonis cantoroides (Singing Starling)2
Aplonis metallica (Metallic Starling)1
Campochaera sloetii (Golden Cuckooshrike)5
Casuarius bennetti (Dwarf Cassowary)3
Casuarius casuarius (Southern Cassowary)1
Charmosyna placentis (Red-flanked Lorikeet)4
Cicinnurus regius (King Bird-of-Paradise)5
Columba vitiensis (Metallic Pigeon)4
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike)1
Dicaeum pectorale (Olive-crowned Flowerpecker)5
Dobsonia minor (lesser naked-backed fruit bat)8
Dobsonia moluccensis (Moluccan naked-backed fruit bat)9
Ducula bicolor (Pied Imperial Pigeon)1
Ducula pinon (Pinon Imperial Pigeon)4
Ducula rufigaster (Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon)4
Echymipera kalubu (Common Echymipera)8
Echymipera rufescens (Long-nosed Echymipera)9
Eudynamys scolopaceus (Asian Koel)1
Gallicolumba jobiensis (Purple Ground Dove)4
Gallicolumba rufigula (Cinnamon Ground Dove)4
Gymnophaps albertisii (Papuan Mountain Pigeon)4
Lalage atrovirens (Black-browed Triller)5
Lichenostomus versicolor (Varied Honeyeater)1
Lorius lory (Black-capped Lory)4
Macroglossus minimus (lesser long-tongued fruit bat)10
Melanocharis nigra (Black Berrypecker)5
Melanorectes nigrescens (Black Pitohui)1
Melilestes megarhynchus (Long-billed Honeyeater)1
Meliphaga aruensis (Puff-backed Honeyeater)3
Mino anais (Golden Myna)1
Monarcha cinerascens (Island Monarch)1
Nyctimene albiventer (common tube-nosed fruit bat)10
Oriolus szalayi (Brown Oriole)5
Paradisaea raggiana (Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise)2
Paranyctimene raptor (unstriped tube-nosed bat)10
Peroryctes raffrayana (Raffray's Bandicoot)9
Phalanger orientalis (Northern Common Cuscus)10
Phalanger vestitus (Stein's Cuscus)10
Philemon buceroides (Helmeted Friarbird)7
Pitohui dichrous (Hooded Pitohui)1
Pitohui kirhocephalus (Variable Pitohui)4
Poecilodryas placens (Olive-yellow Robin)3
Pseudeos fuscata (Dusky Lory)4
Pseudorectes ferrugineus (Rusty Pitohui)1
Psittrichas fulgidus (Pesquet's Parrot)1
Pteropus conspicillatus (spectacled flying fox)2
Pteropus neohibernicus (great flying fox)1
Pteropus tonganus (Pacific flying fox)1
Ptilinopus coronulatus (Coroneted Fruit Dove)4
Ptilinopus iozonus (Orange-bellied Fruit Dove)4
Ptilinopus magnificus (Wompoo Fruit Dove)6
Ptiloris magnificus (Magnificent Riflebird)5
Rattus rattus (black rat)1
Reinwardtoena reinwardtii (Great Cuckoo-Dove)4
Rhyticeros plicatus (Papuan Hornbill)7
Rousettus amplexicaudatus (Geoffroy's rousette)10
Scythrops novaehollandiae (Channel-billed Cuckoo)1
Seleucidis melanoleucus (Twelve-wired bird-of-paradise)4
Syconycteris australis (southern blossom bat)9
Trichoglossus haematodus (Coconut Lorikeet)5

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Bertiella edulis <Unverified Name>[3]
Bertiella kapul <Unverified Name>[3]
Papuapsylla alticola[4]

Range Map

Australia;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London 4International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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