Trichosurus caninus or the Bobuck Black Possum
The Bobuck is also known as the Bobuck Black Possum or the Mountain Possum. As one of its names suggests, it is typically found only in mountain country of eastern Australia. The Bobuck Black Possum has adapted to endure the extreme cold of winter in the Great Dividing Range above the snow line.
Its short ears, dark, almost black coat and large body size with "stumpy build", are adaptations wrought by Natural Selection that help to minimize loss of body heat. Evolution has thus produced an animal that is well able to cope with the harsh conditions of its snow-clad mountain home. Like all possums, the Bobuck Black Possum is a marsupial.