Learn more about the Bushy-tailed opossum – with amazing Bushy-tailed opossum photos and facts on Arkive. Primeiro registro de Glironia venusta, Thomas, (Didelphimorphia) em Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. Javier CalzadaI; Miguel DelibesII; Claudia KellerIII;. Mammalia, Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae, Glironia venusta Thomas, distribution extension to the state of Acre, Brazil.

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Glironia venusta bushy-tailed opossum Facebook. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.

Mammals of South America: They have been found exclusively within forests, no closer than 3 kilometers to human settlements. This rare and poorly known animal is an American opossum, a group of marsupials linked to their Australian relatives through their unique mode of reproduction 3. Knowledge of this species is based on very few specimens and observations.

The opossum stayed on the same tree until we left. Water opossum Chironectes minimus.

The Encyclopedia of MammalsVol. Revista de Biologia Tropical These animals have a total body length of to mm, including a to mm tail. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

O’Connell, Behavior Very little is currently known of this extremely rare species, although they are believed to glironoa nocturnal and solitary. Karimi’s fat-tailed mouse opossum Thylamys karimii.

Didelphid species often have an acute sense of smell, which facilitates their travel to the mammae directly after birth. Mammals of the Manu Biosphere Reserve. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. At present there are no known conservation measures in place for this vulnerable opossum. Shortly after one of the specimens was collected in Brazil from a forest patch surrounded by agricultural settlements, the forest was burned 5.


Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. They have the same dental formula as other didelphids: Differences from Marmosa species mouse opossums include smaller ears, longer and narrower rostrum, and greater erectness in canines.

Glironia venusta

The urethral grooves of the glans penis end near the tips. X Close Image credit. Mushroomtongue salamander Bolitoglossa engelhardti. A lack of information regarding its range, biology and ecology may be impeding any gligonia efforts. In other words, Central and South America.

Earlier, Glironia was considered part of the subfamily Didelphinae. These animals have been observed moving quickly through hanging vines in the canopy, about 15 m above ground.

Big-leaf mahogany Swietenia macrophylla. A broad dark brown to black stripe extends from the ears, down through each eye to the nose. Journal of Mammalogy70 4: A study argued that these similarities are the result of convergent evolutionand placed CaluromysCaluromysiops and Glironia in a new subfamily, Caluromyinae. Head-body length was estimated as cm visual estimationand tail length was similar to head-body length.

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Walker’s Marsupials of the WorldVol. However, harpy eagles are known to prey on four-eyed opossumswhich share a similar habitat and range. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends.

The animal was observed during 20 minutes in vines hanging from a large tree, at approximately 15 m height. These stripes are separated by a thinner grayish white band, that runs from the midline of the nose to the nape of the neck. First record of the bushy-tailed opossum, Glironia venustaThomas,Didelphimorphia from Manaus Amazonas, Brazil.


Females have vdnusta mammae arranged in two abdominal pairs, with one additional teat in the middle. Barkley, ; Nowak, ; Patterson and Solari, Walker’s Marsupials of the World. The range of the bushy-tailed opossum is not fully known, but specimens have been collected from venksta Amazonian regions of Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru 2 4and from the Paraguay River basin, Brazil 5.

Bushy-tailed opossum

Generally, Didelphids show neither courtship displays glironiaa pair bonds. Thus further studies are critical and urgent for understanding, recording and preserving this little known opossum 5. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Thomas[3].

They have been captured in dense, humid, semi-deciduous and sub-montane forests at up to m in elevations.

Since then, the “Programa de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade” PPBio has supported extensive research, and several new species have been registered, including amphibians, palms, understory plants, harpy eagles, and lizards Costa et al. The specific namevenustameans “charming” in Latin. Accessed December 31, at https: The tail had the same color as the body, and appeared to be furred to the tip. Like other American opossums, it may be nocturnal and probably feeds on insects, seeds, fruits and eggs 1.

Glironia Glironix[3].