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    • Trichosurus vulpecula
  • English
    • Common Brushtail
    • Common Brushtail Possum
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    • Phalanger Blanch

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Recent observations

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Observer

ecotype

Date

September 17, 2013

Description

Found in matagouri (Discaria toumatou) bush while insect collecting at night. This particular night we saw numerous pairs of young possums with adults in the matagouri.

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Square

What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

tonyw

Date

March 8, 2014

Description

Brushtail possum expressing his/her displeasure with me. Wellington, New Zealand. The possum is a species introduced to New Zealand which causes many environment problems.

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What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

dhobern

Date

January 11, 2014 02:13 PM CET

Description

Trichosurus vulpecula (Kerr, 1792), Brush-tailed Possum, Merimbula, NSW, 11 January 2014

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What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

dhobern

Date

December 30, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

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dylanjones

Date

September 21, 2013 04:18 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

andreacantu

Date

June 16, 2010

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

nrg800

Date

April 17, 2013 10:06 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

michael_pennay

Date

April 10, 2013 07:15 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

michael_pennay

Date

March 31, 2013 03:53 PM EST

Description

Scats

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

February 1, 2009

Description

Rummaging around in the trees behind the hostel.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

michael_pennay

Date

March 7, 2013 02:50 PM EST

Description

Roadkill

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Observer

screws

Date

December 7, 2008
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Description from Wikipedia

The common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula, from the Greek for "furry tailed" and the Latin for "little fox", previously in the genus Phalangista) is a nocturnal, semi-arboreal marsupial of the family Phalangeridae, it is native to Australia, and the second largest of the possums.

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