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Bushy-tailed Opossum Facts

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TAXONOMY

Glironia venusta Thomas, 1912, Huánuco, Peru.

OTHER COMMON NAMES

German: Buschschwanzbeutelratten; Spanish: Comadreja de cola peluda, zarigüeya de cola peluda.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Length 6.3–8.Three in (16–21 cm). The hair on the again is dense and mushy, uniformly cinnamon brown. The venter is grayish to brownish white. The tail is lengthy and fully furred with solely a part of the ventral floor bare, which supplies this species its frequent title. There are two giant blackish patches surrounding the eyes, separated by a brown stripe alongside the highest of the snout.

DISTRIBUTION

Eastern Amazonia in western Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and Bo- livia.

HABITAT

It has been discovered solely in intact lowland tropical moist forest, up to an altitude of two,600 ft (800 m).

BEHAVIOR

Not a lot is thought about this species. Considered arboreal on the idea of the specimens present in bushes and the morphology of the hand with well-developed greedy skills.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Primarily a insectivorous species, however probably it additionally feeds on fruit, eggs, and small vertebrates.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Polygamous, however nothing else is thought.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Considered Vulnerable by the IUCN. Habitat destruction is the first risk. There isn't any data on results of habitat loss.

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