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SPECIES Phalanger mimicus

Author:Thomas, 1922.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 9, 9: 679.
Common Name:Southern Common Cuscus
Type Locality:Indonesia, Prov. of Papua (= Irian Jaya), Mimika River, Parimau, 431S, 13636E, 250 ft (76 m).
Distribution:S New Guinea, from Mimika River (Prov. of Papua) east to Mt. Bosavi and Oriomo River; perhaps Aru Isls; Cape York Peninsula (Australia).
Status:CITES Appendix II as P. orientalis.
Comments:Separated from P. intercastellanus by Norris and Musser (2001). It is unclear whether this is the species on the Aru Isls.
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SUBSPECIES mimicus

SUBSPECIES peninsulae

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