© Jorge Oyarce Kruger
© Jorge Oyarce Kruger

Order Microbiotheria

Family Microbiotheriidae

Scientific Name

Dromiciops gliroides

Thumbnail Description

It uses its prehensile tail, hands, and feet to climb

Size and Weight

Adults:

TOTAL BODY LENGTH: 8–13 cm (3.1–5.1 in)

TAIL: 9 and 13 cm (3.5 and 5.1 in)

WEIGHT: 16–42 g (0.56–1.48 oz)

Habitat

Dense, humid forests

Distribution

Southwestern South America (Chile and Argentina)

Diet

Insects, invertebrates, branches of trees and cracks in bark, fruits, mistletoe fruit

Reproduction

1 – 5

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Nocturnal, arboreal

Conservation Status

Near Threatened