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ringtail

a disease of mice, rats and hamsters; caused by low humidity and high temperatures in the environment. The tail swells and becomes annulated as a result of constrictions along its length. It eventually becomes gangrenous and drops off. The feet may also be swollen and reddened.
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In this study common ringtail possums appear to show poor regulatory ability when feeding on foliage diets.
Diet selection in the common ringtail possum, Pseudocheirus peregrinus.
Seasonal changes in digestive performance of common ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) fed Eucalyptus foliage.
Ecological example of conditioned flavor aversion in plant-herbivore interactions: effect of terpenes of Eucalyptus on feeding by common ringtail and brushtail possums.