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Scientific Name: 
Trichosurus vulpecula
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Mammalia
Order: 
Diprotodontia
Family: 
Phalangeridae
Genus: 
Trichosurus
Species: 
vulpecula
Status: 
Least Concern
Population Trend: 
Decreasing

A familiar marsupial in Eastern Australia, this possum is common in Sydney suburbs. It spends the day curled up in a convenient hollow, sometimes in the roof of a house.
At night Brushtail Possums feed on leaves, flowers and fruits. They can tolerant plant toxins and browse on a wide range of plant species.

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Source: 
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Year assessed: 
2008