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Phalanger intercastellanus  Thomas, 1895
Taxonomic Serial No.: 709416

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Eastern Common Cuscus [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassMetatheria Huxley, 1880  
                               OrderDiprotodontia Owen, 1866  
                                  SuborderPhalangeriformes Szalay in Archer (ed.), 1982  
                                     SuperfamilyPhalangeroidea Thomas, 1888  
                                        FamilyPhalangeridae Thomas, 1888 – brushtail possums, cuscuses  
                                           SubfamilyPhalangerinae Thomas, 1888  
                                              TribePhalangerini Thomas, 1888  
                                                 GenusPhalanger Storr, 1780 – cuscuses  
                                                    SpeciesPhalanger intercastellanus Thomas, 1895 – Eastern Common Cuscus  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Phalanger intercastellanus, Eastern Common Cuscus [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Australia  



  Comment: Comments: Flannery et al. (1987) suggested that what were hitherto regarded as the southern races of P. orientalis may prove to be specifically, even generically distinct, as Strigocuscus mimicus, and Flannery (1994a) definitively separated them but used the earlier name intercastellanus. Norris and Musser (2001) returned this species to Phalanger, and separated P. mimicus from it (see below). The species needs revision; at present no subspecies are recognized  
    Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (nt). CITES - Appendix II as P. orientalis  



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