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Common Spotted Cuscus
2007-08-23 07:14:07

The Common Spotted Cuscus (Spilocuscus maculatus), is a marsupial that lives in the Cape York Peninsula region of Australia and New Guinea. It is also known as the Phalanger and, like all cuscuses, it is related to the possum family Phalangeridae. The cuscus is about 20-40 inches long and weighs 3-9 pounds. The female is a creamy color and the male ranges from gray to rust-colored, often...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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