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Order Didelphimorphia

Family Didelphidae

Scientific Name

Thylamys pallidior

Thumbnail Description

They may eat up to 20 beetles a night

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 73 to 105 mm (2.9 to 4.1 in)

WEIGHT: 13 and 39 g (0.46 and 1.38 oz)

TAIL: 90 to 115 mm (3.5 to 4.5 in)

Habitat

Dry forest, thorn scrub

Distribution

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru

Diet

Insects, spiders, beetles

Reproduction

Unknown

Population

15

Lifespan

18 months

Predators

Barn owl, magellanic horned owl

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Nocturnal

Conservation Status

Least Concern