Leadbeater's Possum

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Leadbeater’s Possum

 

(Gymnobelideus leadbeateri), a mammal of the family Phalangeridae. The body measures approximately 14 cm in length, and the tail approximately 16 cm. The back is gray, and the underparts are yellow. The animal is distributed in Australia, in the southeastern part of the state of Victoria. A nocturnal animal, it inhabits forests. Leadbeater’s possum is extremely rare.

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Metapopulation viability of Lead-better's Possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri, in fragmented old-growth forests.
Using the computer program, VORTEX, to simulate genetic, demographic, environmental, and random events, workshop participants: (1) examined the status of data on six threatened species (mountain pygmy-possum, Burramys parvus; leadbeater's possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri; eastern barred bandicoot, Perameles gunnii; long-footed potorroo, Potorous longipes; orange-bellied parrot, Neophema chrysogaster, and helmeted honeyeater, Lichenostomus melanops cassidix); (2) simulated their vulnerability to extinction; (3) examined outcomes of management options to restore the species; (4) estimated population targets needed for recovery planning; and (5) evaluated the potential of PVA as a teaching aid to illustrate extinction processes and management options.