Telefomin Cuscus

Telefomin Cuscus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Subclass:Marsupialia
Order:Diprotodontia
Family:Phalangeridae
Genus:Phalanger
Species:P. matanim
Binomial name
Phalanger matanim
Flannery, 1987
The Telefomin Cuscus (Phalanger matanim) is a possum found on New Guinea.

It is named after the Telefol ethnic group, who knew the animal long before it was discovered scientifically by the Australian zoologist Tim Flannery. It lives in the oak forests along the Nong River in the middle of Papua New Guinea, at altitudes between 1500 and 2000m. After the drought and wildfires of 1997 these forests were destroyed, which probably made the species extinct.

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Chordata
Bateson, 1885

Typical Classes

See below

Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates.
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Mammalia
Linnaeus, 1758

Subclasses & Infraclasses
  • Subclass †Allotheria*
  • Subclass Prototheria
  • Subclass Theria

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Marsupialia
Illiger, 1811

Orders
  • Didelphimorphia
  • Paucituberculata
  • Microbiotheria
  • Dasyuromorphia
  • Peramelemorphia
  • Notoryctemorphia
  • Diprotodontia
  • Sparassodonta (extinct)
  • Yalkaparidontia (extinct)
Marsupials
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Diprotodontia
Owen, 1866

Suborders

Vombatiformes
Phalangeriformes
Macropodiformes

Diprotodontia is a large order of about 120 marsupial mammals including the kangaroos, wallabies, possums, koala, wombats, and many others.
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Phalanger

Species
13, see text

Phalanger is a genus of possum. It is one of the four genera whose species are commonly referred to as cuscuses.
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Timothy Fridtjof Flannery (born 28 January 1956) is an Australian mammologist, palaeontologist and global warming activist. Flannery was named Australian of the Year in 2007 and presently an adjunct professor at Macquarie University.
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Phalangeriformes
Szalay in Archer, 1982

Superfamilies and Families

Phalangeroidea
  • Burramyidae
  • Phalangeridae
Petauroidea
  • Pseudocheiridae
  • Petauridae
  • Tarsipedidae
  • Acrobatidae


A possum
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Political division of New Guinea

Geography
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Location Island north of Australian continent
Coordinates
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Anthem
Advance Australia Fair [1]


Capital Canberra

Largest city Sydney
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