saOrder Didelphimorphia

Family Didelphidae

Scientific Name

Philander mcilhennyi

Thumbnail Description

They build their nests on the ground, in burrows, or in low branches

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 287 – 307 mm

WEIGHT: 396 – 640 g

TAIL: 265 – 377 mm

Habitat

Inundated forests

Distribution

Brazil, Peru

Diet

Small mammals, birds (bird’s eggs), reptiles, amphibians, insects, freshwater crustaceans, snails, earthworms, fruits, carrion

Reproduction

4 – 7

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

2.5 years (wild) 3.5 years (captivity)

Predators

Wild mustelids, foxes, large owls, snakes

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Clicking, hissing, squeaking

Behavior

Nocturnal, solitary

Conservation Status

Least Concern