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    • Trichosurus vulpecula
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    • Phalanger Blanch
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    • Common Brushtail Possum
    • Common Brushtail
    • Brushtail Possum
    • Australian Brushtail Possum
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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

pwdeacon

Date

June 16, 2007 10:15 PM EDT

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

tsteer

Date

December 1, 2016 09:09 AM TOT

Description

An unfortunate but necessary component of any native biodiversity conservation programme.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

majo00

Date

February 9, 2016 12:29 PM NZDT

Description

Walking back along the main road after Sunshine Bay (towards Queenstown) came across a dead possum.

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

shuetrim

Date

August 26, 2003 10:09 PM AEST

Description

Rescued.

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

shuetrim

Date

March 1, 2003 11:00 PM AEDT

Description

Strongly habituated to people as it cruised the dining area of the accommodation place.

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Square

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

zealandia

Date

November 24, 2016 11:31 AM TOT

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

zealandia

Date

November 24, 2016 11:04 AM TOT

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Square

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

zealandia

Date

November 24, 2016 11:05 AM TOT

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Square

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

zealandia

Date

November 24, 2016 11:07 AM TOT

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Square

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

danielle_stocks

Date

November 20, 2016 09:02 PM AEDT

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

ricjo007

Date

November 22, 2016 12:13 PM NZDT

Description

Unknown footprint found in dunes at Kaupokonui. There were a lot of them. Footprint is roughly 30mm in diameter. Appears to have 5 toes/fingers?

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What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

rob_n

Date

November 16, 2016 10:11 PM AEDT
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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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