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Tuan

 (twän)
n.
Used in Malay as a form of respectful address for a man, equivalent to sir or mister.

[Malay, perhaps from tua, old.]

tuan

(ˈtuːɑːn)
n
(in Malay-speaking countries) sir; lord: a form of address used as a mark of respect
[Malay]

tuan

(ˈtuːən; ˈtjuː-)
n
(Animals) a flying phalanger, Phascogale tapoatafa, of Australia. It is about the size of a rat, bluish grey in colour, brush-tailed, arboreal, and nocturnal. Also called: wambenger, brush-tailed phascogale or phascogale
[C19: from a native Australian language]
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45 hectares of Grassy Dry Forest near Lancefield containing habitat for the Brush-tailed Phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa)
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Grants provided under the first round have been used to help a range of threatened species including the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Mountain Pygmy-possum, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Baw Baw Frog, Helmeted Honeyeater, Hooded Plover, Forest Redgum Grassy Woodland community and multiple native orchid species.
Roadsides can represent high quality habitat for woodland mammals because they often host a high density of large, old, hollow-bearing trees--a critical resource for woodland fauna, including threatened species such as the Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa and Squirrel Glider Petaurus norfolcensis.
Motion-triggered cameras detected five species of arboreal mammal using the structures to cross the freeway, including the Squirrel Glider, Sugar Glider, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Common Brushtail Possum and Common Ringtail Possum (Soanes et al.
Jackson and Groves (2015) report three such species split: the Long-nosed Bandicoot Perameles nasuta now two separate species--Southern Bandicoot P nasuta and Northern Long-nosed Bandicoot P pallescens; Greater Glider Petauroides volans now three species--Southern Greater Glider P volans, Central Greater Glider P armillatus and Northern Greater Glider, P minor; and Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa into Brush-tailed Phascogale P tapoatafa and Northern Phascogale P pirata.
Use of Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa nests in nest boxes at Rushworth State Forest.
Soderquist TR, Traill BJ, Faris F and Beasley K (1996) Using nestboxes to survey for the Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa.
In the foothills north-east of Melbourne near Warrandyte, Trust for Nature has worked collaboratively with residents and local groups to protect the state listed Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa and the nationally endangered Little Pink Spider-orchid Caladenia rosella.