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SPECIES Trichosurus caninus

Author:Ogilby, 1835.
Actual Date:1836
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1835: 191.
Common Name:Short-eared Possum
Type Locality:Australia, New South Wales, Hunter River.
Distribution:Australia: C Queensland (near Gladstone) south to C New South Wales, and possibly to the Victorian border (Lindenmayer et al., 2002).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc). Common.
Comments:What were previously thought to be populations of this species in Victoria have been shown to be a separate species, T. cunninghami (Lindemayer et al., 2002). The species and T. cunninghami are together sometimes known as Bobuck; Lindemayer et al. (2002) suggested new vernacular names to distinguish them.
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    nigrans Le Souef, 1916

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