General Description

Body fur grey, becoming pale grey underneath. Nose area pink. Dark ring of fur around eye and rounded ears. Tail pink-brown, coiled, and never swollen at the base. The smallest possum. Body up to 7 cm, tail up to 8 cm.


Little Pygmy Possums make round nests from bark and leaves in tree hollows or underneath mounds of grass. They feed primarily on nectar but also consume pollen and insects. They breed at different times of the year in different states of Australia. They can enter a state of torpor (inactivity) during unfavourable conditions.


Eastern South Australia, Western Victoria and Tasmania.


Forests, heath, spinifex grass and woodlands.

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