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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They have been observed running quickly on vines in the forest canopy, possibly while hunting insects. Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. Its diet may be similar to that of the mouse opossums — insects, eggs and plant material.

This coloration extends throughout much of their tail, which may have sparse white hairs throughout and is generally tipped in white. The bushy-tailed opossum Glironia venusta is an opossum from South America.

Forests within its range are being logged or converted for agriculture. Thus further studies are critical and urgent for understanding, recording and preserving this little known opossum 5. Acta Amazonica New records and geographic distribution of the rare Glironia venusta DidelphimorphiaDidelphidae. There is still much to learn of their range and distribution; these arboreal animals are likely canopy-dwellers, which makes population sampling difficult.

X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. The face is marked by two bold, dark stripes extending from either side of the nose through the eyes to the back of the ears. Mammals of South America. These animals are similar in appearance to members of genus Marmosaaside from the thick furring of their tail. Mammalian Species Journal of Tropical Ecology The diet of bushy-tailed opossums is currently not known, however, their similarities to genus Marmosa has led researchers to assume that they share a similar diet composed of insects, eggs, seeds and fruits.


Bushy-tailed opossums likely dwell in the canopy, although they have been observed low in the forest and attempts to live-trap the animals in the forest understory have been successful. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Spatial patterns in the understorey shrub genus Psychotria in central Amazonia: Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World.

However, some specimens have benusta captured in pitfall trips placed on the ground, showing that it must occasionally use the lower parts of the forest and sometimes move on the ground 5. The young begin development inside a thin-shelled egg within the mother, and are very poorly developed at birth 3.

There is no specific information regarding the mating systems of bushy-tailed opossums.

Accessed June 21, at www. Services on Demand Journal. Animals portal Mammals portal South America portal. Their feet are light in coloration, from whitish to gray, with hind feet that measure 27 to 31 mm and an opposable hallux. Although this species has not been thoroughly studied, they are believed to be fairly widespread and are found in protected habitats. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image.

The tail tip had a paler tone, but we were not able to distinguish whether it was a color change in the fur or if the very tip of the tail had no fur. They have the same dental formula as other didelphids: First record of the bushy-tailed opossum, Glironia venustaThomas,Didelphimorphia from Manaus Amazonas, Brazil.

The karyotype of a rare South American marsupial, the bushy-tailed opossum genus Glironia Didelphimorphia: Likewise, their habitat is also occupied by a variety of felid species including ocelotsoncillasmargaysjaguarscougars and jaguarundisall of goironia may prey on bushy-tailed opossums. Frugivory and seed dispersal Oenocarpus batava palm Arecaceae in venustaa forest from the Columbian Andes. It is a medium-sized opossum characterized by a large, oval, dark ears, fawn to cinnamon coat with a buff to gray underside, grayish limbs, and a furry tail.


Males from studied species compete for reproductive females, communicating with a series of clicking noises. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Marsupials A diverse group of mammals characterised by their reproduction, in which gestation is very short, and the female typically has a pouch marsupium in which the young glironiz raised. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. These results support the notion that G.

Glironia venusta

In birds, naked venusga helpless after hatching. A lack of information regarding its range, biology and ecology may be impeding any conservation efforts. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. They have been captured in dense, humid, semi-deciduous and sub-montane forests at up to m in elevations.

Rodents of Unusual Size. Barkley, ; Marshall, Kalinowski’s mouse opossum Hyladelphys kalinowskii.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Yellow-throated bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus. Mammals of South America: X Close Image credit. It is noteworthy, however, that a relatively large tree-dwelling vertebrate like the bushy-tailed opossum went unnoticed until now. Like other American opossums, it may be nocturnal and probably feeds on insects, seeds, fruits and eggs 1. The animal we observed also behaved differently from other opossums seen in the area during our nocturnal surveys common opossum, Didelphis marsupialisand common grey four-eyed opossum, Philander opossumwhich normally remained still once spotted.

The IUCN classifies the bushy-tailed opossum as least concerngiven its wide distribution and presumably large population.