Tuan

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Tuan

 

(Phascogale tapoatafa), also pouched mouse, a mammal of the family Dasyuridae. The body measures 16–22 cm in length, and the tail is 16–23 cm long. The coloration is grayish above and white below; the tail has a brush of long black hairs. The tuan occurs in Australia. It is an agile tree climber and lives in hollow trees and holes in the ground. Its diet consists of small vertebrates and insects. A litter of three to nine young is produced annually.