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The life history of Pseudocheirus occidentalis (Pseudocheiridae) in the jarrah forest of south-western Australia

Wayne, Adrian; Rooney, J F; Ward, C G; Vellios, C V; Lindenmayer, David

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Life-history attributes are described for the threatened ngwayir or western ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus occidentalis) in inland jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest east of Manjimup, south-western Australia. Data on 81 individuals were collected over 18 months. There was no sexual dimorphism and body size was similar to that found in other P. occidentalis populations, but larger than the closely related P. peregrinus in eastern Australia. Breeding at Chariup was more strongly seasonal than...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/51739
Source: Australian Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1071/ZO05026

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