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Cercartetus nanus

Eastern Pygmy Possum

Listed as vulnerable in NSW.

Unequivocally Australia’s cutest mammal.
Once found throughout the Southern Highlands, now only where intact vegetation remains.
Shelters in tree hollows, rotten stumps, holes in the ground, abandoned bird-nests, possum dreys or thickets of vegetation.

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Species information

  • Cercartetus nanus Scientific name
  • Eastern Pygmy Possum Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive
  • Machine learning
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