Tarsipedidae

Class Mammalia Order Diprotodontia Family Tarsipedidae

Thumbnail description

Very small mouselike possum with long, tapering snout and very long, partially prehensile tail; eyes large and round, ears large, rounded, and sparsely haired; fingers and toes are long with rounded tips and small nails; fur is grayish brown with three dark dorsal stripes

Size

Head and body length 1.6-3.7 in (4-9.5 cm); tail length 1.8-4.3 in (4.5-11 cm); weight 0.2-0.6 oz (7-16 g)

Number of genera, species

1 genus, 1 species

Habitat

Arboreal in flowering trees and shrubs, mainly in heathland

Conservation status

Not listed as threatened, but may be at risk from habitat loss

Distribution

Southwestern Australia

Distribution

Southwestern Australia

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