Sacroiliac biopsy was performed showing histological patterns consistent with NF, with fusiform cells and fibrillary cytoplasm making a typical lemuroid
Another climate-threatened species is the rare white lemuroid
One creature there--the white possum (technically, the northern lemuroid
ringtail)--is on the verge of extinction.
Among the animals most at risk is in Australia is the white lemuroid
possum, which lives at high altitudes in Queensland's tropical northern rainforest, and earlier this year was identified as being in extreme decline.
He says the mammals at risk are the lemuroid
ringtail possum (Hemibelideus lemuroides
), the Herbert River ringtail possum (Pseudochirulus herbertensis), the Daintree River ringtail possum (R cinereus), the green ringtail possum (Pseudocheirops archeri) the coppery brushtail possum, (Trichosurus vulpecula ssp.
Ancient origins, endemic species, rare and endangered fluffy creatures like the White Lemuroid
Ringtail Possum captured the publics' imagination and convinced the Hawke Government of the day to take a stance against the state and declare World Heritage listing of its natural values.
According to a report in ENN (Environmental News Network), the white lemuroid possum, a rare creature found only above 1000m in the mountain forests of far north Queensland, has not been seen for three years.
Professor Steve Williams, director of the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change at James Cook University, said that the white lemuroid possum had been identified as highly vulnerable five years ago.
"Prior to 2005 we were seeing a lemuroid every 45 minutes of spotlighting at one main site at Mt Lewis," Professor Williams said.
With no characteristics that distinguish male from female from juvenile, lemuroid ringtail possums are mostly a charcoal grey-brown colour with a yellowish tinge on their undersides.
While other ringtail species may use their tails to help them manoeuvre between branches and trees, and lemuroid ringtail prefers to follow the path of gliders.