Dactylopsila kambuayai Aplin, 1999:373

Vogelkop striped possum, Vogelkop ringtail possum



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: mid-Holocene (Aplin et al., 1999)

Since rediscovered?



Arfak Mountains, Bird's Head Peninsula (=Vogelkop Peninsula), Irian Jaya, Indonesia, New Guinea


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Aplin, Kenneth Peter. In: Aplin, Kenneth Peter, Pasveer, Juliette M. and Boles, Walter E. (1999). Late Quaternary vertebrates from the Bird’s Head Peninsula, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, including descriptions of two previously unknown marsupial species. 6th Conference on Australasian vertebrate evolution, palaeontology and systematics, and extinction Records of the Western Australian Museum 57(suppl.): 351-387.


Other references:

Pasveer, J. M. (1998). Kria Cave: an 8000-year occupation sequence from the Bird’s Head of Irian Jaya. In Bartstra G-J, ed., Bird’s Head approaches: Irian Jaya studies—a programme for interdisciplinary research, pp. 67–89. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). Holocene mammal extinctions, pp. 41-61. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. and Fritz, Susanne A. (2011). The ghosts of mammals past: biological and geographical patterns of global mammalian extinction across the Holocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366(1577): 2564-2576. [Supplementary Information]


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