Locations: Papua New Guinea
The Black Dorcopsis is a macropod that is restricted to montane tropical oak forests with little herbaceous growth, but with a ground cover thick with ferns, mosses, and lichens. The female is believed to give birth to a single young. The species comes down seasonally to the gullies, and is then susceptible to hunting (D. Mitchell pers. comm.).
The Black Dorcopsis has been recorded as being hunted by local people using dogs, although Flannery (1995) suggests that hunting pressure may be decreasing.
The Black Dorcopis is a cute tiny marsupial cared for by @Tenkile critically endangered on @IUCNredlist by slash and burn #palmoil #deforestation in #WestPapua #PapuaNewGuinea. Save them by changing your weekly shop #Boycott4WildlifeTweet
Leary, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Bonaccorso, F., Helgen, K., Seri, L., Allison, A. & James, R. 2016. Dorcopsis atrata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6794A21952571. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T6794A21952571.en. Downloaded on 26 January
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