Northern Common Cuscus Skull measures 2.5 inches. Northern Common Cuscus Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Phalanger orientalis is the scientific name. Polyurethane cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. Skull replica is Male. From Molucca, New Guinea, Bismarck, Solomon Islands. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The size of Phalanger orientalis varies between species, but the average body length is 18 in. with a tail that may be the same length. Phalanger orientalis have a rounded head with a short, pointed snout, and large eyes, which can be red, orange, yellow, or pale blue. Their ears are small and often hidden by their thick, woolly fur.

The northern common cuscus or Phalanger orientalis, also known as the grey cuscus, is a species of marsupial in the family Phalangeridae native to northern New Guinea and is now also found in the Bismarck Archipelago, southeast and central Moluccas, the Solomons, and Timor, where it is believed to have been introduced in prehistoric times from New Guinea.

The northern common cuscus or Phalanger orientalis normally inhabits disturbed habitats. These would include secondary forest, plantations, and gardens. Phalanger orientalis is also found in primary tropical forest. While living in the arboreal environments, hunters in the area believe that the tree hollows are the preferred den site of the cuscus.

The Northern common cuscus or Phalanger orientalis inhabits the islands of Timor, specifically Indonesia and Timor Leste, Wetar and Leti through the Kai Islands and Ambon, Buru, and Seram.

Phalanger orientalis is also found in Misool, Waigeo, Batanta, and Salawati. It ranges as far east as the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, where it is present on many islands including the islands of New Britain and New Ireland.

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Class: Mammalia

Order: Marsupialia:Diprotodontia

Gensus: Phalanger

Family: Phalangeridae

Species: Orientalis

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 2.5 in
Northern Common Cuscus Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Phalangeridae
Genus: Phalanger
Species: P. orientalis
Binomial name: Phalanger orientalis
Conservation status: Least concern


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