Common Spotted Cuscus (Spilocuscus maculatus)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Diprotodontia
Family Phalangeridae
Genus Spilocuscus
Conservation Status
Least Concern

Spilocuscus is a genus of cuscuses in the family Phalangeridae. The common spotted spilocuscus has a hazel head, with a chocolate-brown-and-white body, and a pointed snout with black eyes.

Diet and Habitat

The common spotted cuscus lives in forests in Paula New Guinea and a small tip of Australia, and eats leaves. fruit, and nectar.

Lifespan and Behavior

It is a shy, solitary creature. It is nocturnal, though unlike its cousins, sometimes it can be seen feeding during the day. They are territorial, marking their borders and confronting other males in the area.

Other Information

It is locally hunted for food and skins.


It is sluggish, and is sometimes mistaken for sloths, possums, or monkeys, They are marsupials.


They mate year-round with multiple partners. The gestation period is 13 days, and the young will stay in the pouch for 6-7 months. They can have litters of three, but most often have two.


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