Mountain Brushtail Possum

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Mountain Brushtail PossumGenus: Trichosurus
Species: Trichosurus caninus
Common names: Mountain Brushtail Possum
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Recently we have been visited by these Mountain Brushtail Possums (Trichosurus caninus). The possum on the left is a female with a small possum in her pouch and the one on the right is her almost full grown child. This is a different species to the more common (in Brisbane) Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). The Mountain Brushtail is easily recognised by the much darker, almost black fur and the more solid body shape. (May 2007)