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Key Reproductive Features: gonochoric/gonochoristic/dioecious (sexes separate); sexual

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Perception Channels: tactile ; chemical

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Other Physical Features: endothermic ; bilateral symmetry

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Pseudocheiridae is a family of arboreal marsupials containing 17 extant species of ringtailed possums and close relatives. They are found in forested areas and shrublands throughout Australia and New Guinea.

Characteristics

Physically, they appear very similar to the pygmy possums, except for their greater size. Even so, they are relatively small animals, with the largest being cat-sized, and they weigh between 200 grams and 2 kilograms. They have grasping hands and feet with opposable first toes on their hindfeet, and, in all species save the greater glider, a prehensile tail. They are nocturnal, with large eyes.[2]

All species feed almost entirely on leaves. To enable them to digest this tough and fibrous food, they have an enlarged cecum containing fermenting bacteria, and, like rabbits, they are coprophagous, passing food through their digestive tracts twice. Their teeth include a battery of grinding molars, and they lack lower canines. Their dental formula is:

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Most are solitary animals, although a few live in small family groups, and they are generally shy and secretive, making them difficult to study. They travel across home ranges of up to 3 hectares (7.5 acres).[2] Gestation lasts up to 50 days, but varies depending on species.

Classification

The 17 living species of pseudocheirid possum are grouped into three subfamilies and six genera.

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    Common ringtail possum

References

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  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 50–53. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ a b Smith, Andrew (1984). Macdonald, D., ed. The Encyclopedia of Mammals. New York: Facts on File. pp. 856–861. ISBN 0-87196-871-1.
Extant Diprotodontia species
Suborder Vombatiformes
PhascolarctidaePhascolarctos Vombatidae
(Wombats)Vombatus Lasiorhinus
Suborder Phalangeriformes (Possums) (cont. below)
Phalangeridae
(including Cuscuses)Ailurops
(Bear cuscuses) Phalanger Spilocuscus Strigocuscus Trichosurus
(Brushtail possums) Wyulda Burramyidae
(Pygmy possums)Burramys Cercartetus
Suborder Phalangeriformes (Possums) (cont. above)
TarsipedidaeTarsipes PetauridaeDactylopsila Gymnobelideus Petaurus PseudocheiridaeHemibelideus Petauroides Petropseudes Pseudocheirus Pseudochirulus Pseudochirops AcrobatidaeAcrobates Distoechurus
Suborder Macropodiformes (cont. below)
Macropodidae
(includes Wallabies)Lagostrophus Dendrolagus
(Tree-kangaroos) Dorcopsis Dorcopsulus Lagorchestes Macropus
(includes Kangaroos
and Wallaroos)
Onychogalea
(Nail-tail wallabies) Petrogale
(Rock-wallabies) Setonix Thylogale
(Pademelons) Wallabia
Suborder Macropodiformes (cont. above)
PotoroidaeAepyprymnus Bettongia
(Bettongs) Potorous
(Potoroos) HypsiprymnodontidaeHypsiprymnodon
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Pseudocheiridae is a family of arboreal marsupials containing 17 extant species of ringtailed possums and close relatives. They are found in forested areas and shrublands throughout Australia and New Guinea.

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