Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Diprotodontia
Family - Phalangeriformes
Genus - Phalangeridae

possum

Ratings

The possum is a medium-sized marsupial that is natively found in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Sulawesi, which is a tropical island found in the Indonesian Archipelago. Today the possum has also been introduced to New Zealand and parts of China.
Scientific Info
Scientific Name - Phalangeriforme
Type - Mammal
Diet - Omnivore
Size - 5-120cm (1.9-47in)
Weight - 0.1-14.5kg (0.22-32lbs)
Top Speed - 25km/h (15mph)
Life Span - 5-8 years
Lifestyle - Solitary
Conservation Status - Least Concern
Appearance
Colour - Tan, Black, Brown, White, Grey
Skin Type - Fur
Favourite Food - Insects
Habitat - Bushland and rainforest
Average Clutch Size - 2
Main Prey - Insects, Leaves, Flowers
Predators - Fox, Cat, Birds of Prey
Distinctive Features - Long prehensile tail and sharp claws

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