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SPECIES Spilocuscus maculatus

Author:E. Geoffroy, 1803.
Citation:Cat. Mamm. Mus. Hist. Nat., Paris.: 149.
Common Name:Common Spotted Cuscus
Type Locality:Indonesia, Prov. of Papua (= Irian Jaya), Vogelkop, Manokwari Div., Manokwari.
Distribution:New Guinea and adjacent small islands; Aru and Kei Isls, Seram, Ambon and Selayar Isls (Indonesia); Cape York Peninsula (Queensland, Australia). On New Guinea, found mainly above 1200 m.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc); CITES Appendix II; but "common" in New Guinea (Flannery, 1990).
Comments:Feiler (1978a) included atrimaculatus in this species, but G. G. George (1979:98) placed it in rufoniger. Usually includes papuensis and kraemeri, but these were separated by Flannery (1994a).
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SUBSPECIES maculatus

SUBSPECIES chrysorrhous

SUBSPECIES goldiei

SUBSPECIES nudicaudatus

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