The Shrewish Short-tailed Opossum was discovered by Hensel in 1872. It inhabits Brazil , Argentina and Paraguay. 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. These possums are usually found on the ground, but have a great climbing ability. They are native to South America.
They are also known as the Southern Red-Sided Opossum.
It is rare to find this particular species of Opossum, and thus very little research has been carried out.
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