Petauridae

Class Mammalia Order Diprotodontia Family Petauridae

Thumbnail description

Medium-sized, squirrel-like, active possums, all with marked dorsal facial stripes, four rounded cusps per molar

Size

Number of genera, species

3 genera; 12 species

Habitat

Open forest, woodland, closed forest, and rainforest

Conservation status

Endangered: 3 species; Vulnerable: 4 species; Data Deficient: 1 species

Distribution

New Guinea, Australia, including Tasmania

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