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.
Bioassay of effect of sideroxylonals on ringtail possum
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
(see Table 1 for site details) Site Prey Species Frequency in pellets ACDEF Common Ringtail Possum
Pseudocheirus peregrinus 79 (71.2%) DEF Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula 35 (31.6%) B Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor 1 (0.9%) A Little Red Flying-fox Pteropus scapulatus 3 (2.7%) A unidentified Flying-fox Pteropus spp.
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.
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.
The western ringtail possum
has moved from vulnerable to endangered and banksia verticillata from vulnerable to critically endangered.
Motion-triggered cameras detected five species of arboreal mammal using the structures to cross the freeway, including the Squirrel Glider, Sugar Glider, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Common Brushtail Possum and Common Ringtail Possum
(Soanes et al.
2 0.7 Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps 7 2.4 Common Ringtail Possum
Pseudocheirus peregrinus 98 34.1 Long-nosed Potoroo Potorous tridactylus 1 0.3 Bush Rat Rattus fuscipes 61 21.3 Unidentified birds 10 3.5 Total prey items 287