The Northern Brushtail Possum is reddish-grey. Females are silver-grey. They have short thick fur. The tail is bare underneath and short-haired above.
Northern Brush Possum
head and body 36-46cm. Tail 25-30cm. It is smaller than the Common Brushtail.
Forest and woodland. They rest in tree hollows during the day. They are mostly arboreal, but also spent a fair bit of time on the ground.
Mainly leaves, blossoms and fruit. Occasionally eats invertebrates,
Breeds all year round. A single young is born 17-18 days after mating and spends 4-5 months in the pouch, attached to one of two teats. A further 1-2 months are spent suckling and riding on the mothers back until fully weaned.
tropical parts of Northern Territory and Western Australia
|Common Name:||Northern Brushtail Possum|
Relatives in same Genus
Mountain Brushtail Possum (T. cunninghami)
Common Brushtail Possum (T. vulpecula)