Pygmy Possum Hybrids

Family Burramyidae




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Western Pygmy Possum Western Pygmy Possum
Cercartetus nanus

To the author's knowledge, the following is the only information bearing on hybridization in this family:

Cercartetus concinnus [Western Pygmy Possum]
× Cercartetus nanus [Eastern Pygmy Possum] These possums have a parapatric contact zone near Adelaide (southeastern Australia). Parapatric contact zones are often a sign of hybridization detected before hybridization itself is actually detected, but the author has not as yet encountered any explicit report of hybridization. Smith and Hume 1984 (p. 583).

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By the same author: Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World, Oxford University Press (2006).

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