White-eared Opossum
White-eared Opossum ©Commons.Wikimedia.org

Order Didelphimorphia

Family Caluromyidae

Scientific Name

Didelphis albiventris

Thumbnail Description

They are solitary and are expert climbers

Size and Weight

Adults:

WEIGHT: 500 to 2,750 grams

BODY-LENGTH: 36.02 cm

Newborns:

LENGTH: 15 mm

WEIGHT: 0.13 grams

Habitat

Plains, marshes, grasslands, rainforests

Distribution

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay

Diet

Omnivores; 39% invertebrates, 28% vegetation including leaves, grasses and fibers, 17% birds, 12% fruits and seeds, 4% unknown

Reproduction

4 – 23

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

20 months

Baby Name

Unknown

Predators

Maned wolves, felines, foxes, roadside hawks, barn owls, great horned owls, yellow anacondas, boa constrictors

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Clicking

Behavior

Terrestrial species

Conservation Status

Vulnerable