The common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) like all others has a strongly prehensile tail which acts as a fifth limb, and is carried tightly coiled when not being used. They are usually grey in colour with white bellies and have big brown eyes.
They can be distinguished from the brushtail by the light covering of fur on its tail, as well as the white tail tip.
It is widespread among Wildlife of Tasmania, where it occurs in a variety of vegetation types, especially eucalypt forests and areas of tall, dense tea-tree.
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