Suborder Phalangeriformes Possums cont. The rock-haunting ringtail possum disperses seeds through its fruit eating habits. Petropseudes Thomas , Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. The rock-haunting ringtail possum Petropseudes dahli , also known as the rock ringtail possum , is a species of Australian possum.
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It also influences termite populations and acts as prey for regional predators. It usually stays close to the rocks while feeding but has been found as far as m from the nearest outcrop. It has white hair patches underneath its small, round ears and both above and below the eyes. Presence of long-lasting bonds between parents and young seen in the family of this species is another attribute of obligate monogamy.
The rock-haunting ringtail possum disperses seeds through its fruit eating habits. The rock-haunting ringtail possum Petropseudes dahlialso known as the rock ringtail possumis a species of Australian possum.
Like other possums, it has a prehensile tail, adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around. Retrieved from ” https: A consistent characteristic of obligate monogamy displayed by this species is the existence of cohesive and persistent pair bonds with mutual or asymmetrical attraction between adults.
This possum is secretive, difficult to trap and avoids contact and confrontation as far as possible. Sulawesi dwarf cuscus S. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Some known predators of the rock-haunting ringtail possum are the Dingo Canis lupus dingothe Oenpelli Python Morelia oenpelliensisthe Olive Python Liasis olivaceousquolls Dasyurus spp.
Rock-haunting ringtail possum
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Mammal Species of the World: The rock-haunting ringtail possum has been affected by human induced habitat fragmentation and hence, its numbers have decreased significantly.
The rock-haunting ringtail possum is one of few obligate monogamous marsupial species. However, males maintained the pair bond at a higher rate than females. Adults and their young will stay within 2—3 metres of each other throughout the night. The rock-haunting ringtail possum has one of the shortest tails of all ringtail possumsand at its end it is hairless and scaly.
Both sexes of the rock-haunting ringtail ddahli showed substantial long-term care eahli offspring.
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