Honey possum, potted specimen
Frederic Wood Jones (b.1879, d.1954)
Potted specimen of a honey possum (Tarsipes rostratus). The jar bears the inscription, 'T. SPENSERAE' - a now superceded species name for this animal. The specimen is preserved in fluid and contained in a rectangular, glass battery jar. The honey possum is a small, nectarivorous marsupial restricted to woodland habitats in the south west corner of Western Australia. It is the only entirely nectarivorous mammal which is not a bat.
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