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FEATHER-TAILED OPOSSUMDistoechurus pennatus©Piotr Naskrecki/Conservation International
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rhamphotheca:

Newly Discovered Species 2010:  Feather-tailed Opposum
A feather-tailed opossum clings to a tree branch in Papua New Guinea’s Muller Range in September 2009. Though it has yet to be scientifically documented, the elusive species has been reported once before before, on a nearby mountain in 1985.
The possum may have been attempting to catch moths, the researchers said, as it was found near a light trap intended to lure nocturnal insects. Not much is known about the creature, though the structure of its tongue suggests a diet including nectar.
(via: National Geo)

FEATHER-TAILED OPOSSUM
Distoechurus pennatus
©Piotr Naskrecki/Conservation International

Other photos you might enjoy:

Common Tube-Nose Fruit Bat

Singing Dog

Victoria Crested Pigeon

Northern Cassowary

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rhamphotheca:

Newly Discovered Species 2010:  Feather-tailed Opposum

A feather-tailed opossum clings to a tree branch in Papua New Guinea’s Muller Range in September 2009. Though it has yet to be scientifically documented, the elusive species has been reported once before before, on a nearby mountain in 1985.

The possum may have been attempting to catch moths, the researchers said, as it was found near a light trap intended to lure nocturnal insects. Not much is known about the creature, though the structure of its tongue suggests a diet including nectar.

(via: National Geo)

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