Many of Australia’s possums and gliders are under threat. Good information about where different species are greatly assists conservation programs. Members
of the public can play a valuable role in helping to collect this information in their own backyards, and surrounding parks and natural areas.
To help people share sightings of possums and gliders we are adding a section on possums and gliders to the free CAUL Urban Wildlife App. The app will also include photos and other information to help people correctly identify the different species. The app will be free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play in June 2019!
|Common name||Scientific name|
|Mountain Pygmy-possum||Burramys parvus|
|Long-tailed Pygmy-possum||Cercartetus caudatus|
|Lemuroid Ringtail Possum
|Rock Ringtail Possum
|Green Ringtail Possum
|Daintree River Ringtail Possum
|Herbert River Ringtail Possum
|Western Ringtail Possum
|Common Ringtail Possum
|Common Spotted Cuscus
|Southern Common Cuscus
|Mountain Brushtail Possum
|Common Brushtail Possum
There are 27 different types of possums and gliders in Australia. They have a huge variety of sizes, shapes and appearances. We’ve compiled a profile on every species here. One quarter of our possums and gliders are listed as threatened under Australian environmental law. Help their conservation, be a citizen scientist: you can record sightings of possums from your local areas in the free 'CAUL Urban Wildlife App'.
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