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6 June 2008 Cercartetus nanus (Diprotodontia: Burramyidae)
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Cercartetus nanus (Desmarest, 1817) is a burramyid commonly called the eastern pygmy-possum. It is 1 of 4 species in the genus Cercartetus, which together with Burramys parvus form the marsupial family Burramyidae. This species is endemic to southeastern Australia and occupies a range of vegetation types, but Banksia woodland is probably preferred habitat. This species is notable for its longevity, ability to hibernate, and its likely role as an important pollinator of a range of large-flowered plants. This species is of conservation concern in several Australian states, where it is threatened by habitat loss, inappropriate fire regimes, and introduced predators.

Jamie M. Harris "Cercartetus nanus (Diprotodontia: Burramyidae)," Mammalian Species 2008(815), 1-10, (6 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.1644/815.1
Published: 6 June 2008
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