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Pseudochirulus larvatus

(Masked Ringtail)

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Masked Ringtail, Masked ringtail possum


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Biome: Terrestrial [1].

Ecology: It is found in primary and secondary forest . It is the most sexually dimorphic arboreal marsupial in New Guinea. It is highly fecund . [1].

List of Habitats :


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Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: 28-Nov-2006

Pseudochirulus larvatus has often been considered to be conspecific with P. forbesi. We follow Groves (2005) in treating P. larvatus as a separate species pending further taxonomic research. [1].

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Pseudochirulus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 8 species and subspecies in this genus:

P. canescens (Lowland Ringtail) · P. caroli (Weyland Ringtail) · P. cinereus (Daintree River Ringtail Possum) · P. forbesi (Painted Ringtail) · P. herbertensis (Herbert River Ringtail Possum) · P. larvatus (Masked Ringtail) · P. mayeri (Pygmy Ringtail) · P. schlegeli (Arfak Ringtail)

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Further Reading

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  1. McKnight, M. 2008. Pseudochirulus larvatus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-11-20