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Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Common Ringtail)

Wikipedia Abstract

The common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus, Greek for "false hand" and Latin for "pilgrim" or "alien") is an Australian marsupial. It lives in a variety of habitats and eats a variety of leaves of both native and introduced plants, as well as flowers and fruits. The Ringtail Possum does not occur in New Zealand. This possum also consumes a special type of faeces that is produced during the daytime when it is resting in a nest.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
11
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
37
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 22.94
EDGE Score: 3.18

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  1.87 lbs (850 g)
Birth Weight [1]  0.3 grams
Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Male Maturity [1]  1 year
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Nectarivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  20 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  10 %
Diet - Plants [2]  70 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %
Litter Size [1]  2
Litters / Year [1]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  10 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  6 months

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Australian Alps montane grasslands Australia Australasia Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Brigalow tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Cape York Peninsula tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Carpentaria tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Australian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Einasleigh upland savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Esperance mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Eyre and York mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mitchell grass downs Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Mount Lofty woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Naracoorte woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Queensland tropical rain forests Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Southeast Australia temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southeast Australia temperate savanna Australia Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southwest Australia woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Swan Coastal Plain Scrub and Woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Tasmanian Central Highland forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tasmanian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tasmanian temperate rain forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bald Rock National Park II 21998 New South Wales, Australia
Coorong National Park II 121235 South Australia, Australia
Croajingolong National Park II 217067 Victoria, Australia
Dunggir National Park II 6402 New South Wales, Australia
Flinders Chase National Park II 81245 South Australia, Australia
Girraween National Park II 28978 Queensland, Australia
Grampians National Park II 416373 Victoria, Australia
Kosciuszko National Park II 1705480 New South Wales, Australia
Lamington National Park II 50970 Queensland, Australia
Lavinia Nature Reserve State Reserve II 17390 Tasmania, Australia    
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia
Wilson's Promontory National Park II 119279 Victoria, Australia

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Southwest Australia Australia No

Predators

Canis lupus dingo (domestic dog)[3]
Dasyurus maculatus (Tiger Quoll)[4]
Echidnophaga myrmecobii (Red flea)[5]
Morelia spilota spilota (Diamond python)[6]
Ninox strenua (Powerful Boobook)[7]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Acanthopsylla pavida[8]
Acanthopsylla rothschildi[9]
Acanthopsylla rothschildi rothschildi[8]
Bertiella affinis <Unverified Name>[10]
Bertiella foederata <Unverified Name>[10]
Bertiella paraberrata <Unverified Name>[10]
Breinlia pseudocheiri <Unverified Name>[10]
Choristopsylla ochi[5]
Echidnophaga myrmecobii[8]
Klossiella convolutor <Unverified Name>[5]
Marsupostrongylus longilarvatus <Unverified Name>[10]
Pulex irritans (human flea)[8]
Pygiopsylla hilli[8]
Pygiopsylla hoplia[8]
Stephanocircus dasyuri[8]
Taenia taeniaeformis <Unverified Name>[10]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zooperegrinus
Blackbutt Reserveperegrinus
Cleland Wildlife Parkperegrinus
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Dreamworld Pty Ltd
Healesville Sanctuaryperegrinus
Melbourne Zooperegrinus
Perth Zoological Gardensoccidentalis
Taronga Zooperegrinus
Werribee Open Range Zooperegrinus
Western Plains Zoo

Range Map

Australia; Croajingolong;

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
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
39.1 Dingo, Canis lupus dingo, L.K. Corbett, Sillero-Zubiri, C., Hoffmann, M. and Macdonald, D.W. (eds). 2004. Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. x + 430 pp.
4Dasyurus maculatus, Menna E. Jones, Robert K. Rose, and Scott Burnett, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 676, pp. 1–9 (2001)
5Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
6Feeding Habits of the Diamond Python, Morelia s. spilota: Ambush Predation by a Boid Snake, David J. Slip and Richard Shine, Journal of Herpetology, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 323-330, 1988
7Diet and habitat of the powerful owl (Ninox strenua) living near Melbourne, Elizabeth Lavazanian, M. App. Sc. thesis, Deakin University (1996)
8International Flea Database
9Jorrit 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.
10Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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