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
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Northern Brushtail Possum|
Relatives in same Genus
Mountain Brushtail Possum (T. cunninghami)
Common Brushtail Possum (T. vulpecula)