Behavioural response of brushtail possum, Trichosurus
vulpecula, to baits used in pest control.
An evolutionary perspective of structural adaptations for environmental perception and utilization by the neonatal marsupials Trichosurus
vulpecula (Phalangeridae) and Didelphis virginiana (Didelphidae).
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For example, the degree of boldness of individual brushtail possums Trichosurus
vulpecula affected foraging at risky, high-quality food patches and at safe patches when the concentration of PSMs was low (Mella et al.
Gulle N (2006) Home range use and road crossing behaviour by the common brushtail possum Trichosurus
It is surrounded by a predator-barrier fence and contains a variety of mammals including the eastern barred bandicoot, southern brown bandicoot Isoodon obesulus, long-nosed potoroo Potorous tridactylus, rufous bettong Aepyprymnus rufescens, Tasmanian pademelon, eastern grey kangaroo, swamp wallaby Wallabia bicolor, common brushtail possum Trichosurus
vulpecula and eastern quoll Dasyurus viverrinus.
Post-fire surveys of arboreal marsupials near Gerogery, NSW, indicate that the abundance of the Common Brush-tail Possum Trichosurus
vulpecula and the Common Ring-tail Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus can be significantly reduced (D Michael unpublished data).
Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps and Brushtailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa (hereafter Phascogale), are the main users of these boxes, but other species such as the Squirrel Glider Petaurus norfolcensis, Yellow-footed Antechinus Antechinus flavipes, Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus
vulpecula and Common Ringtail Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus have been recorded also (Myers and Dashper 1999).
Common species such as Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus, Black Wallaby Wallabia bicolor, Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus
vulpecula, Common Ringtail Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus and Common Wombat Vombatus ursinus are regularly seen.