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Tarsipedidae - honey possum

There is one species in this family. The honey possum is a small marsupial, 2-3 inches in length. It has a long, prehensile tail; brown fur; a long, pointed snout; and a long tongue. It uses its tongue to probe in flowers for nectar and pollen. The honey possum is nocturnal and sleeps during the day. The honey possum is found in southwestern Australia.