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Cercartetus
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The genus Cercartetus is a group of very small possums known as pygmy possums. Four species comprise this genus, which together with the genus Burramys make up the marsupial family Burramyidae.[1]

It has occasionally been presumed that Cercaërtus was a misspelling or synonym of Cercartetus.[2][3] However, the name Cercaërtus is a junior synonym of Trichosurus and not of Cercartetus.[4][5][6][7]

Conservation International (CI) and the Indonesia Institute of Science (LIPI) reported on the possible discovery of a new species of Cercartetus pygmy possum upon visit to the Foja Mountains in June 2007.[8]

Species

References

  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. 44–45. 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. ^ Simpson, G.G. (1945). "The principles of classification and a classification of mammals". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 85: 1–350.
  3. ^ Grzimek, B. (1975). "Pygmy Possums". Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. Volume 10. Mammals I. Melbourne: Van Nostrand Reinhold. p. 114.
  4. ^ Iredale, T.; Troughton, E.L.G (1934). "A checklist of the mammals recorded from Australia". Australian Museum Memoir. 6: 1–122. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1967.6.1934.516.
  5. ^ Wakefield, N.A. (1963). "The Australian pigmy possums". The Victorian Naturalist. 80: 99–116.
  6. ^ McKay, G.M. (1988). "Burramyidae". In J.L. Bannister; J.H. Calaby; L.J. Dawson; J.K. Ling; J.A. Mahoney; G.M. McKay; B.J Richardson; W.D.L. Ride; D. W. Walton. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 5. Mammalia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. pp. 98–102.
  7. ^ Harris, J.M. (2006). "The discovery and early natural history of the eastern pygmy-possum, Cercartetus nanus (Geoffroy and Desmarest, 1817)". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 127: 107–124.
  8. ^ Afp.google.com, Two new mammals found in Indonesian 'lost world': green group
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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Cercartetus: Brief Summary
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The genus Cercartetus is a group of very small possums known as pygmy possums. Four species comprise this genus, which together with the genus Burramys make up the marsupial family Burramyidae.

It has occasionally been presumed that Cercaërtus was a misspelling or synonym of Cercartetus. However, the name Cercaërtus is a junior synonym of Trichosurus and not of Cercartetus.

Conservation International (CI) and the Indonesia Institute of Science (LIPI) reported on the possible discovery of a new species of Cercartetus pygmy possum upon visit to the Foja Mountains in June 2007.

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