|Location||Northern New Guinea|
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered|
|Scientific Name||Spilocuscus rufoniger|
The black-spotted cuscus (Spilocuscus rufoniger) is a species of marsupial in the Phalangeridae family. It is among the largest members of the family, only being surpassed by the bear cuscus. It is a relatively colourful species with whitish or yellowish underparts, rich rufous crown and limbs, and a black saddle or mottling on the back. It is found in forest at altitudes of up to 1200 m.a.s.l. in northern New Guinea. It is threatened by hunting and habitat loss, and has already disappeared from large parts of its range. Consequently it is rated as Critically Endangered by IUCN.