RMM8FA9R–Tasmania has five species of possum; Family (Petauridae); Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus0 Sugar Glider (Petaurus) Family (Phalangeridae) Brushtailed Possum (Trichosurus vulpecular) Family (Burramyidae). Eastern pygmy possum Cercartetus nanus Little pygmy possum Cercartetus lepidus The Common Brushtail possum as the name indicates are the most common of the possums in Tasmania as they have adapted to urban lifestyle extremely well.. Possums tend to lead a solitary life although in areas where shelter is little shelter and their numbers are high then they may share places to sleep.
RFGHDP8F–A male Eastern Ringtails, Erpetogomphus designatus, perches on a stick with its tail pointed at the sun to avoid overheating.
RMMB157N–06405-001.07 Eastern Ringtail (Erpetogomphus designatus) female, Embarras River, Jasper Co. IL
RFPK4H68–Ringtail possum in a backyard Japanese Maple. The ringtail possum is common in eastern Australia but usually only at night.
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