Rainforest fauna

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Rainforest fauna

The Mountain Brushtail Possum is also reported to require tree hollows for use as dens.

Variable in colour and patterning, the diamond phyton typically has a dark olive to black background with yellow (or cream) and black blotches that form diamond-like patterns.

Ringtail possums are found in forested areas and shrublands throughout Australia and New Guinea.

The Feathertail Glider, also known as the Pygmy Gliding Possum, Pygmy Glider, Pygmy Phalanger and Flying Mouse, is the world's smallest gliding possum and is named for its long feather-shaped tail. Although only the size of a very small mouse, it can leap and glide up to 25 metres.

The Common Brushtail Possum is a nocturnal, semi-arboreal marsupial, it is native to Australia and the largest of the possums.

The Greater Glider is a nocturnal and solitary herbivore feeding almost exclusively on Eucalyptus leaves and buds.

A Lyrebird is either of two species of ground-dwelling Australian birds, most notable for their superb ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment. Lyrebirds have unique plumes of neutral coloured tailfeathers.

The Eastern Pygmy Possum is an active climber. It uses its brush tipped tongue to feed on nectar and pollen, especially from Banksia, Eucalyptus and Callistemon species. It also feeds on insects, and will eat soft fruits when flowers are not available.

Australian water dragons have long powerful limbs and claws for climbing, a long muscular laterally-compressed tail for swimming, and prominent nuchal and vertebral crests (A nuchal crest is a central row of spikes at the base of the head. These spikes continue down the spine, getting smaller as they reach the base of the tail.)

The sugar glider is a marsupial which is native to eastern and northern mainland Australia and is also native to New Guinea.

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