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Order Didelphimorphia

Family Didelphidae

Scientific Name

Metachirus nudicaudatus

Thumbnail Description

They carry several parasites including botflies, fleas, ticks, nematodes,

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 190 to 310 mm

WEIGHT: (males) 490 g (females) 350 g

TAIL: 195 to 390 mm

Habitat

Super-humid restinga forests, cerrados, riparian forests; altitude 2,100 m

Distribution

Nicaragua, Paraguay, northern Argentina

Diet

Cockroaches, ants, beetles, termites, millipedes, grasshoppers, flies, cicadas, earwigs, crayfish, snails, spiders

Reproduction

1 – 9

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

3 – 4 years

Baby Name

Unknown

Predators

Striped owls, harpy eagles, ocelots, oncillas, margays, jaguars, cougars, jaguarundis, culpeo foxes, short-eared dogs, bush dogs

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Solitary, terrestrial

Conservation Status

Data Deficient