Leadbeater's Possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri
- Plate Number: 91
- Media: Drawing - Pencil on paper
- Lithographer: John James Wild
- Artist: John James Wild
- Primary inscriptions: [dimensions & scale]
Plate 91. Gymnobelideus leadbeateri (now known as Leadbeater's Possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) found at Bass River
In general appearance this curious animal is intermediate between Belideus and Phascogale; but its nearest affinity is with the former, from which the absence of the flank-membrane and the different form of the feet distinguish it. There is only one species known, which occurs in the scrub on the banks of the Bass River, in Victoria. I name it after the skilled taxidermist of our Public Museum, in which specimens of both sexes are preserved.