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Waigeou Cuscus
Waigeo-cuscus
Information
Common Name Waigeou Spotted Cuscus
Range the island of Waigeo, Indonesia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Diprotodontia
Family Phalangeridae
Genus Spilocuscus
Species Spilocuscus papuensis
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Waigeou cuscus (Spilocuscus papuensis), is a species of cuscus in the Phalangeridae family. It is endemic to the island of island of Waigeo in Indonesia, and consequently the spelling Waigeo cuscus is often used instead of Waigeou cuscus. Unlike all other members of the genus Spilocuscus, both genders are whitish with black spots. It remains fairly common, but its small range makes it vulnerable to habitat loss and hunting.

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