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Common Ring-Tailed Phalanger
Plate XII: Pseudochirus peregrinus. "Length of head and body about 16 inches; of tail 14 inches. Distribution.- Eastern Australia, from Southern Queensland to South Australia. Habits.- Scarcely more than half the size of the common True Phalanger. Nowhere so common as the latter, and but seldom met with in the gum trees, (it) generally frequents the so called tea-tree scrub, where it lives in small colonies, and construct s a nest not unlike that of the common Squirrel. Although there is usually but a single offspring produced at birth, it is stated that as many as three young may occasionally be found in the pouch."