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Numbat Myrmecobius fasciatus
2014-05-24 17:24:24

The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also known as the marsupial anteater, banded anteater, or the walpurti, is a marsupial that can be found in Western Australia. This species once held a large range but it is now fragmented and limited to only a few small spots in Australia. It once resided in many habitats, but now it can only be found in eucalypt forests. Europeans first discovered this...

Eastern Quoll Dasyurus viverrinus
2014-05-19 12:50:49

The eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), or the eastern native cat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range once included mainland Australia, but it is still common on Tasmania. This species is one of six living quoll species and was named for its ferret-like appearance. George Shaw, who classified it with possums in the Didelphis genus, first discovered it in 1800....

Southern Marsupial Mole Notoryctes typhlops
2014-04-30 10:58:40

The southern marsupial mole (Notoryctes typhlops) is a species of marsupial that can be found in southwest Australia. It has been recorded in desert habitats with soft sand and spinifex grasses, but the habitat preferences of this species is currently unknown. Its range is thought to include northern areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as the Gibson and Great Victoria...

Andean White Eared Possum Didelphis pernigra
2013-09-27 10:41:06

The Andean white-eared possum (Didelphis pernigra) is a species of marsupial that is native to South America. Its range extends from Bolivia to Venezuela through the Andes Mountains. It is thought to prefer a habitat in secondary forests and agricultural areas. There is not much known about the habits of the species, but it is thought to be in danger of crossbreeding in some areas of its range,...

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula
2013-09-23 13:56:03

The common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Phalangeridae family. It can be found in Australia in a range that extends from northern, eastern, several eastern areas of Australia, Tasmania, and a number of islands like Barrow Island and Kangaroo Island. This species was introduced into New Zealand in 1840, where it has now become an...

Plush Coated Ringtail Possum Pseudochirops corinnae
2013-08-26 11:21:12

The plush-coated ringtail possum (Pseudochirops corinnae), also known as the golden ringtail possum, is a marsupial that can be found in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. It prefers a habitat within tropical and subtropical arid forests at elevations of up to 9,514 feet. This species is not well understood, but it has been found to be docile and approachable, and females are often seen with one...

Crest-tailed Mulgara Dasycercus cristicauda
2013-08-23 11:37:56

The crest-tailed mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda), also known as the ampurta, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia, where it is thought to reside in a limited range between the Northern Territory and South Australia. It has been found to prefer a habitat within sandy areas that predominately hold Sandhill Canegrass. It is sometimes known as the crest-tailed marsupial mouse, due...

Sulawesi Bear Cuscus Ailurops ursinus
2013-08-21 14:19:04

The Sulawesi bear cuscus (Ailurops ursinus), also known as the Sulawesi bear phalanger, is marsupial that is classified within the Phalangeridae family. It can be found in Sulawesi, Indonesia, and neighboring islands. It prefers a habitat within tropical or subtropical arid or moist forests, at elevations of up to 1,968 feet above sea level. The Sulawesi bear cuscus is an arboreal animal,...

Short Eared Possum Trichosurus caninus
2013-08-21 10:30:13

The short-eared possum (Trichosurus caninus) is a species of marsupial that can be found in Australia, with a range that includes areas north of Sydney like southern New South Wales. It prefers a habitat within open and closed forests, but it can also be found in areas with disturbed habitat like plantations. It can be found at elevations between sea level and 5,249 feet. This species is...

Northern Brushtail Possum Trichosurus arnhemensis
2013-08-21 10:27:16

The northern brushtail possum (Trichosurus arnhemensis) is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Phalangeridae family. It occurs in high numbers where humans are present and can adapt to live in a number of habitats. This species reaches and average body length of 1.8 feet and is typically grey in color on its upper body and whitish on its underbelly. Its tail does not hold fur,...

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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