White-eared opossum

White-eared opossum

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Infraclass
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Didelphis albiventris
Life Span
1.5 years
WEIGHT
500-2,750 g

The white-eared opossum, also known as the timbu, is an opossum species found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It is a terrestrial and, sometimes, arboreal animal, and a habitat generalist, living in a wide range of different habitats. For some time, this species was incorrectly known by the name D. azarae, correctly applied to the big-eared opossum. This led to azarae's discontinuation as a species name. From 1993 until 2002, this species also included the Guianan white-eared opossum and the Andean white-eared opossum as subspecies. It is the team mascot of Clube Náutico Capibaribe, a Brazilian football team from Recife, Pernambuco.

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Cr

Crepuscular

No

Nocturnal

Ca

Carnivore

In

Insectivores

Om

Omnivore

Cu

Cursorial

Zo

Zoochory

Te

Terrestrial

Vi

Viviparous

Ar

Arboreal

Al

Altricial

Bu

Burrowing

Fo

Fossorial

No

Nomadic

Po

Polygyny

Po

Polygamy

So

Solitary

W

starts with

Distribution

Geography

White-eared opossum habitat map

Climate zones

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
12 to 14 days
BABY CARRYING
4 to 23

References

1. White-eared opossum Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-eared_opossum
2. White-eared opossum on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/40489/22176404

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