Common Brushtail Possum

Trichosurus vulpecula (Kerr, 1792)

Common Brushtail Possums feed on a variety of plants, leaves, fruits and flowers, sometimes also taking nestling birds. They sleep in tree hollows or similar protected nooks, including the ceilings of buildings. Body fur colour is variable with the fur being much thicker in Tasmanian animals

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What habitats does Trichosurus vulpecula live in?

Open dry eucalypt forest, woodlands, suburban areas

What is the distribution of Trichosurus vulpecula?

Across Australia

How big does Trichosurus vulpecula grow?

Body up to 55 cm; tail up to 40 cm.

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