Dactylopsila tatei Laurie, 1952

Tate's triok, Fergusson Island striped possum



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Dactylonax tatei Laurie, 1952


Conservation Status

Last record: 1932

Rediscovered in 1992

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Fergusson Island, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Papua New Guinea


Biology & Ecology










Flannery, T.F. 1995. Mammals of the South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands. Comstock/Cornell, Ithaca, Ny, USA.

Leary, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Bonaccorso, F., Helgen, K., Seri, L. & Allison, A. 2016. Dactylopsila tatei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6224A21960180. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]


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