Taxon profile


Phascolarctos cinereus (Goldfuss, 1817)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Diprotodontia - diprotodont marsupials »  family Phascolarctidae - koalas »  genus Phascolarctos

Scientific synonyms

Koala subiens Burnett, 1830
Phascolarctos flindersii Lesson, 1827
Phascolarctos fuscus Desmarest, 1820
Phascolarctos koala Gray, 1827

Other names

= Koala "bear"

IUCN category:Least Concern


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Intertaxon relationships

food: Eucalyptus globulus Labill. - Southern Blue-gum, Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnhardt - River Redgum, Eucalyptus microcorys F. Muell. - Australian Tallowwood, Eucalyptus ovata Labill. - Black Gum, Eucalyptus propinqua H. Deane & Maiden - Gray Gum, ...

Related glossary terms

living fossil

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Phascolarctos cinereus adustus Thomas, 1923 - Queensland koala

Phascolarctos cinereus adustus - Queensland koala

subspecies Phascolarctos cinereus cinereus (Goldfuss, 1817) - New South Wales Koala
subspecies Phascolarctos cinereus ingens De Vis, 1889
subspecies Phascolarctos cinereus victor Troughton, 1935 - Victoria Koala

Phascolarctos cinereus victor - Victoria Koala

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [e9d6fbbd-1505-4073-990a-dc66c930dad6]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Phascolarctos cinereus (Goldfuss, 1817)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [16892]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Phascolarctos cinereus (Goldfuss, 1817)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Phascolarctos cinereus Goldfuss, 1817]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Phascolarctos cinereus (Goldfuss, 1817)]
CZ Anděra M. (2011): České názvy živočichů. Savci (Mammalia). Dodatek 1 – Vačnatí (Metatheria), Lynx, n. s. Praha [as Phascolarctos cinereus]
Data retrieved on: 8 March 2011

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