In a parallel to the Leadbeater's possum story, the common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) is prospering in the radically altered environment around Tumut.
Where mammals are concerned, common ringtail possums already seem to be responding to changes at the level of the individual farm, whereas brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) are more responsive to landscape level changes.
Ecological example of conditioned flavor aversion in plantherbivore interactions: effect of terpenes of Eucalyptus leaves on feeding by common ringtail and brushtail possums.
Metabolic fate of dietary terpenes from Eucalyptus radiata in common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus).
The two most common prey species found in pellets were Common Ringtail
Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus, which occurred in 79 of 111 pellets, and Common Brushtail Trichosurus vulpecula, which occurred in 35 of 111 pellets (Table 2).
Three species of arboreal marsupials are able to subsist on a diet solely of Eucalyptus foliage: the common ringtail
possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus), the greater glider (Petauroides volans) and the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus).
Nitrogen and energy retention and acid-base status in the common ringtail
possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus): evidence of the effects of absorbed allelochemicals.
Species Number of Number of study site transect appearances appearances (n=5) (n=13) Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale 2 2 tapoatafa Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus 4 11 vulpecula Common Ringtail
Possum Pseudocheirus 1 1 peregrinus Feathertail Glider Acrobates pygmaeus 1 1 Eastern Pygmy Possum Cercartetus nanus 1 1 Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps 2 4 Squirrel Glider Petaurus norfolcensis 1 1 Yellow-footed Antechinus Antechinus 1 1 flavipes Table 3.
Russell TC, Herbert CA and Kohen JL (2009) High possum mortality on urban roads: implications for the population viability of the common brushtail and the common ringtail
Possum and Common Brushtail Possum are widespread primarily folivorous mammals that feed on many eucalypt and other species.
Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps and Brushtailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa (hereafter Phascogale), are the main users of these boxes, but other species such as the Squirrel Glider Petaurus norfolcensis, Yellow-footed Antechinus Antechinus flavipes, Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula and Common Ringtail
Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus have been recorded also (Myers and Dashper 1999).
Common species such as Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus, Black Wallaby Wallabia bicolor, Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula, Common Ringtail
Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus and Common Wombat Vombatus ursinus are regularly seen.