General Description

Body fur grey, tail coiled and longer than the body. Body up to 11 cm, tail up to 14 cm.


Mountain Pygmy Possums hibernate under snow during winter. They were thought to be extinct until they were rediscovered in 1966.


Isolated populations in New South Wales and north-eastern Victoria.


Alpine areas above 1400 m, usually where Mountain Plum-pines grow.

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