Striped possum

Solitary, nocturnal; builds its nest in tree branches

Joseph C Boone

The striped possum is interestingly black with three white stripes that run from its head to its tail. On its head, it has a white stripe that forms a ‘Y’ shape that is somehow related to the sugar glider and has a similar appearance.

It lives in the rainforests and eucalypt woodland along with the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula and as far south as Townsville in Queensland, Australia. This possum is more commonly found in New Guinea and other small islands in the area. This species is also one of the least known marsupials but is not considered Threatened.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Australia
2015
Indonesia
2015
Papua New Guinea
2015

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No