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Animals of Australia

There are few places that match Australia for its unique animals, especially ts mammals such as its monotremes and marsupials and its abundant reptile and frog fauna.

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Mountain Brushtail Possum or Southern Bobuck (Trichosurus cunninghamii, Phalangeridae: Possums) SE NSW, Australia

The Mountain Brushtail Possum is a large possum mostly found in tall or wet forest on the east coast of Australia up into the mountains of the Great Dividing Range from eastern Victoria to Sydney NSW. In 2002 southern populations of these animals were separated from populations found up the coast from Sydney to SE Queensland - (Trichosurus caninus - Short-eared Possum). See

Filmed mostly using infrared illumination the film show a mother with large a dependent youngster riding on its back. Also stars a nice Huntsman Spider!.

Shares its range with the smaller Common Brushtailed Possum - to compare see:-



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