Feather-tailed Possum

Feather-tailed Possum
Feather-tailed Possum[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Acrobatidae
Genus: Distoechurus
Peters, 1874
Species: D. pennatus
Binomial name
Distoechurus pennatus
(Peters, 1874)
Feather-tailed Possum range

The Feather-tailed Possum (Distoechurus pennatus) is a species of marsupial in the Acrobatidae family. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.[2]

It is the only species in the genus Distoechurus.[1]


  1. ^ a b Groves, C. (2005). Wilson, D. E., & Reeder, D. M, eds. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 56. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3. 
  2. ^ a b Leary, T., Seri, L., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A., James, R., Aplin, K., Dickman, C., Salas, L. & Flannery, T. (2008). Distoechurus pennatus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern