Dwarf fat-tailed mouse opossum

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Dwarf Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Thylamys
Species: T. velutinus
Binomial name
Thylamys velutinus
Wagner, 1842
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Dwarf Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum range

The Dwarf Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum (Thylamys velutinus), also known as the Velvety Fat-tailed Opossum is an opossum species from South America. It is endemic to Brazil, where it is found in cerrado and caatinga habitats.[2] Its head-and-body length is about 141-212 (average 173.3) mm, and its tail length is about 73-85 (average 78) mm. Its diet is 44% arthropods; 75% of its diet consists of animals and animal products.[3] Its ventral fur is entirely gray-based. Its hind foot is less than 14 mm, which is short for the genus.[4]

References[edit]

  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. 18. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Vieira, E., Astua de Moraes, D. & Brito, D. (2008). Thylamys velutinus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
  3. ^ Eisenberg, John Frederick; Redford, Kent Hubbard (1999). Mammals of the Neotropics: The Central Neotropics: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil. University of Chicago Press. p. 624. ISBN 978-0-226-19542-1. 
  4. ^ Gardner, Alfred L. (2008). Mammals of South America: Marsupials, xenarthrans, shrews, and bats. University of Chicago Press. p. 669. ISBN 0-226-28240-6. 

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