Chestnut-striped Short-tailed Opossum (Monodelphis rubida)

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pictured is a Monodelphis domestica (gray short-tailed opossum)

The Chestnut-striped Short-tailed Opossum was discovered by Thomas in 1899. It inhabits Brazil and is also endemic to this country. It is currently (2003) listed as a vulnerable species.

Very few reportings of this particular opossum species have been uncovered. It is from the Monodelphis family of Opossum. Opossums belonging to this family are Short-tailed Opossums. Short-tailed Opossums can climb very well but are normally found on the ground. Short-tailed Opossums are native to South America.

It is rare to find this particular species of Opossum, and thus very little research has been carried out.

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