Common ringtail possum juvenile, potted specimen
Frederic Wood Jones (b.1879, d.1954)
Potted specimen of a juvenile common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus). The specimen is preserved in fluid and contained in a rectangular, glass battery jar. The jar bears the inscription, 'P. LANIGINOSUS' - a now superceded species name for this animal. As its name suggests, the common ringtail possum is a common species in varied habitats within eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania. They are highly adaptable and often found in urban environments - including the University of Melbourne's Parkville campus.
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