White Lemuroid Ringtail Possum

Status Unknown, Prognosis Critical
White Lemuroid Ringtail PossumFirst Australian Mammal Wiped Out by Global Warming


Found in Northern Australia if they are found at all. This really really rare marsupial – the lemuroid ringtail possum (Hemibelideus lemuroides) – has already been declared extinct once. It’s habitat is or was the canopy of tall forest trees and it ca survive temperatures of over 85 degrees for only a few hours. There have been no actual sightings since 2005.


* Also see Tasmanian devils and Tasmanian Tigers.

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