Bushy-tailed opossum

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Bushy-tailed Opossum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Subfamily: Glironiinae
Voss & Jansa (2009)
Genus: Glironia
Thomas, 1912
Species: G. venusta
Binomial name
Glironia venusta
Thomas, 1912
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Bushy-tailed Opossum range

The Bushy-tailed Opossum, Glironia venusta, is an opossum species from South America.[1] It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.[2]

It is an arboreal, nocturnal and solitary animal that lives in lowland rain forest and tropical dry forest at altitudes up to 500 m.[2] It is distinguished from other opossums by its almost fully haired tail.


  1. ^ Gardner, A. L. (2005). "Order Didelphimorphia". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Patterson, B. & Solari, S. (2008). "Glironia venusta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  • Eisenberg, John F.; Kent H. Redford (2000). Mammals of Neotropics: Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil.