Tag Archives: Dactylopsila kambuayai

Dactylopsila kambuayai Aplin

Ayamaru Triok (Dactylopsila kambuayai)  

This species was described in 1999 based on [sub]fossil remains that were found on the Ayamaru Plateau of the Vogelkop Peninsula, Neuguinea.  

The Ayamaru Triok was closely related to two other species that still inhabit parts of New Guinea today, the Long-fingered Triok (Dactylonax palpator Milne-Edwards), and Tate’s Triok (Dactylopsila tatei Laurie).  

The species disappeared around about 7000 to 8000 BC., or probably even later.  


Striped Possum (Dactylopsila trivirgata Gray); Australia

Photo: Joseph C. Boone  

(under creative commons license (4.0)) 


edited: 06.11.2017