Order Didelphimorphia

Family Didelphidae

Scientific Name

Gracilinanus dryas

Thumbnail Description

Mostly arboreal but may forage on the ground

Size and Weight

Adults:

BODY-LENGTH: 250 mm

TAIL: 140 mm

Newborns:

WEIGHT: 8 – 10 g

Habitat

Pristine cloud forests; altitude 4,000 m

Distribution

Andes Mountains (western Venezuela), northeastern Columbia

Diet

Beetles, ants, wasps

Reproduction

6 – 14

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

1 – 2 years

Baby Name

Unknown

Predators

White-tailed hawks, crab-eating foxes, oncillas, maned wolves, margays, owls, lizards, snakes

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Hissing, growling, screeching

Behavior

Nocturnal, solitary

Conservation Status

Least Concern