Maximum-likelihood phylogeny of whole-genome single nucleotide polymorphisms of the FT7 Francisella tularensis isolate from a ringtail possum
in Australia (boldface) with other Francisella species, including biovar japonica.
We then estim ated both sideroxylonal content and ringtail possum
intakes for those leaves using calibration equations described below.
see Table 1 for site details) Site Prey Species Frequency in pellets ACDEF Common Ringtail Possum
Pseudocheirus peregrinus 79 (71.
This report adds the ringtail possum
, found widely throughout Australia, to the list of species that are susceptible to tularemia and have transmitted this pathogen to humans.
In a parallel to the Leadbeater's possum story, the common ringtail possum
(Pseudocheirus peregrinus) is prospering in the radically altered environment around Tumut.
Metabolic fate of dietary terpenes from Eucalyptus radiata in common ringtail possum
Species Number of Number of study site transect appearances appearances (n=5) (n=13) Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale 2 2 tapoatafa Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus 4 11 vulpecula Common Ringtail Possum
Pseudocheirus 1 1 peregrinus Feathertail Glider Acrobates pygmaeus 1 1 Eastern Pygmy Possum Cercartetus nanus 1 1 Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps 2 4 Squirrel Glider Petaurus norfolcensis 1 1 Yellow-footed Antechinus Antechinus 1 1 flavipes Table 3.
Declining western ringtail possum
numbers in the southern forest areas has triggered the change, the Minister said.
Other than climate change, the biggest threat to the lemuroid ringtail possum
and other rainforest species such as the Herbert river ringtail and the coppery brushtail, is logging or landclearing.
But Foley says that the koala's threshold of intolerance for DFPs (the plant secondary compounds that limit leaf consumption) is much higher than it is for other leaf-munching marsupials such as the ringtail possum
and greater glider.
Russell TC, Herbert CA and Kohen JL (2009) High possum mortality on urban roads: implications for the population viability of the common brushtail and the common ringtail possum
Common Ringtail Possum
and Common Brushtail Possum are widespread primarily folivorous mammals that feed on many eucalypt and other species.