Admiralty Island Cuscus

Admiralty Island Cuscus
Admiralty Island Cuscus[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Phalangeridae
Genus: Spilocuscus
Species: S. kraemeri
Binomial name
Spilocuscus kraemeri
(Schwartz, 1910)
Admiralty Island Cuscus range

The Admiralty Island Cuscus or Manus Island Spotted Cuscus (Spilocuscus kraemeri) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. It is endemic to the Admiralty Islands of Papua New Guinea.[2] It is the smallest member of the genus Spilocuscus, and the female has a black back, while the male has blackish spots on a white background. Both genders have rufous heads.


  1. ^ Groves, C. (2005). Wilson, D. E., & Reeder, D. M, eds. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 48. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Helgen, K., Leary, T., Singadan, R., Menzies, J. & Wright, D. (2008). Spilocuscus kraemeri. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is listed as near threatened