Trichosurus Lesson 1828 (brushtail possum)

Mammalia - Diprotodontia - Phalangeridae

Parent taxon: Phalangeridae according to M. S. Y. Springer et al. 1994

See also Flannery et al. 1987, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Pocock 1921

Sister taxa: Ailuropinae, Cercaertus, Palaeopetaurus, Phalanger, Phalangerinae, Wyulda, Balantia, Phascolaretus

Subtaxa: Trichosurus dicksoni Trichosurus hamiltonensis Trichosurus vulpecula

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Ecology: arboreal herbivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (19 collections)

• Pliocene of Australia (3)

• Miocene of Australia (3)

Total: 25 collections including 26 occurrences

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