Theresa’s Short-tailed Opossum (Monodelphis theresa)

The Theresa Short-tailed Opossum was discovered by Thomas in 1921. It inhabits Brazil and Peru. 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 Three-striped Opossum.

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

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