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Cuscus (/ˈkʌskʌs/ or /ˈksks/) is the common name generally given to the species within the four genera of Australasian possum:

Cuscus
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Common spotted cuscus
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The name is also applied in parts of Indonesia to the Sunda slow loris, where people do not distinguish this from the "kuskus" possums. Note however, that the loris, being a primate, is unrelated to the other cuscus species, which are marsupials, even though they had some appearances, traits and attributes like those of lemurs of Madagascar which are prosimians.

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