Brush-tailed possums

Brush-tailed possums

Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Phalangeridae
Genus : Trichosurus

 

Animals in the genus Trichosurus

Silver-gray brushtail possum
Facts about the genus Trichosurus, the brush-tailed possums

The Australia brush-tailed possums is considered to be major ecological and agricultural pest throughout New Zealand.

(1999) Hyperamylasaemia induced by scorpion venom in australian brush-tailed possums is independent of elevated pancreatic duct pressure.

Brush-tailed possums are about as big as domestic cats, and have a pointed snout, pink nose, long whiskers and large ears.

Brush tailed possums are common in most Tasmanian bushlands and in the suburbs of Tasmanian cities. (Full text)

org Subject: RE: [Aliens-L] endangered invaders Re Brian's note - brush-tailed possums are certainly NOT endangered in their native range - they are becoming a pest in many places in eastern

In Australia native mammals such as koalas and brush-tailed possums are endangered species that could easily face extinction if too much of their native habitat is destroyed by fire.

In New Zealand for example, introduced Australian brush tailed possums are considered a pest species.

Brush tailed possums are common in most Tasmanian bushlands and in the suburbs of Tasmanian cities.

Brush Tailed Possums - are quite sociable.

The whole world now seems to know about the surfeit of the koalas on the island but, as anyone living here knows, Brush-tailed Possums are far more common.

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