Brush-Tailed Possum Skull Replica measures 3.9 inches. Brush-Tailed Possum Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Trichosurus vulpecula is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).

Brush-tail possum or Trichosurus vulpecula are the members of the genus Trichosurus in the Phalangeridae, a family of marsupials. They are native to Australia, Tasmania and some small nearby islands.

The common brush-tail possum or Trichosurus vulpecula, from the Greek for “furry tailed” and the Latin for “little fox”, previously in the genus Phalangista is a nocturnal, semi-arboreal marsupial of the family Phalangeridae, native to Australia, and the second largest of the possums.

The common brush-tail possum or Trichosurus vulpecula has large and pointed ears. Its bushy tail is adapted to grasping branches, prehensile at the end with a hairless ventral patch. Its fore feet have sharp claws and the first toe of each hind foot is clawless, but has a strong grasp.

The Brush-tail possum grooms itself with the third and fourth toes which are fused together. It has a thick and woolly pelage that varies in color depending on the subspecies. Color patterns tend to be silver-grey, brown, black, red, or cream. The ventral areas are typically lighter and the tail is usually brown or black. The muzzle is marked with dark patches.

The common brush-tail possum or Trichosurus vulpeculais nocturnal. It is mainly a folivore, but has been known to eat small mammals such as rats. In most Australian habitats, leaves of eucalyptus are a significant part of the diet, but rarely the sole item eaten. The tail is prehensile and naked on its lower underside. The four color variations are silver-grey, brown, black, and gold.

It is the Australian marsupial most often seen by city dwellers, as it is one of few that thrive in cities and a wide range of natural and human modified environments. Around human habitations, common brush-tail possom or Trichosurus vulpecula are inventive and determined foragers with a liking for fruit trees, vegetable gardens, and kitchen raids.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3.9 in
Brush-tailed Possum Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Phalangeridae
Genus: Trichosurus
Species: T. vulpecula
Binomial name: Trichosurus vulpecula
Conservation status: Least concern


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