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Order Didelphimorphia

Family Didelphidae

Scientific Name

Tlacuatzin canescens

Thumbnail Description

They are thought to travel no more than 72 m (236 ft) between feeding sites

Size and Weight

Adults:

TOTAL LENGTH: 20 to 35 cm (7.9 to 13.8 in)

TAIL:  11- to 16-cm (4.3- to 6.3-in)

WEIGHT: 38 to 60 g (1.3 to 2.1 oz)

Habitat

Mixed deciduous forests, scrub, grassland, agricultural land 2,100 m (6,900 ft)

Distribution

Mexico from southern Sonora to Oaxaca, Islas Marías, central Yucatán Peninsula

Diet

Figs, coconuts, oranges

Reproduction

8 – 14

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Predators

Barn owls, pumas

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Nocturnal, solitary

Conservation Status

Least Concern