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Didelphis albiventris is also broadly distributed in eastern Bolivia (Cerqueira ). Sympatry with D. aurita and D. marsupialis, although rare (Cerqueira ). Didelphis albiventris Lund, (Download Help) Didelphis albiventris TSN Genus, Didelphis Linnaeus, – large American opossums. AnAge entry for Didelphis albiventris. Classification (HAGRID: ) Genus: Didelphis; Species: Didelphis albiventris; Common name: White-eared opossum .

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Similar to other didelphidswhite-eared opossums have a very short lifespan, most wild individuals do not survive beyond 20 months of age. This mammal was also found naturally infected with other species of Leishmania L. Although home range sizes may vary across populations it does not appear to vary based on gender.

After a short gestation period of 12 to 14 days, white-eared opossums have 4 to diddelphis young.

Kalinowski’s mouse opossum H. The larger number of infected adult opossums 10 adults versus 1 juvenile suggests that albiventdis animals likely become infected over time because of living in close contact with human populations and, consequently, infected dogs. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and the Environment Vegetation is typically sparse, though spectacular blooms may occur following rain. The distribution of animals positive for L.


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Received Aug 17; Accepted Mar A total of White-eared opossums are member of the genus Didelphis. Contrary to popular perception, white-eared opossums can actually run rather rapidly when attempting to escape a predator. All animals exhibited good health and no symptoms of VL at the time of clinical screening.

Breeding season This species generally breeds at the end of the dry season. They may also stay in abandoned nests of other species or hallow tree trunks lined with grass, fur or feathers.

There has been some disagreement regarding sexual dimorphism in this species, generally however, it is accepted that males are somewhat larger than females and have larger canines. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.

Currently, data didelpyis opossum population size in the Campo Grande area is insufficient to enable accurate estimation of population size and, subsequently, ideal sample size.

Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World.


Journal of Zoology Ecological interactions in the transmission of the leishmaniases. These results suggest a role for D.

The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Likewise, white-eared opossums are reservoirs for many endoparasites, including 10 species of nematodes and 4 trematodes. International Union for Conservation of Nature.


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The darkness of the facial stripe depends on the range of the population, for instance, populations limited to southern regions are more likely to didelhis a lighter colored didelphhis stripe; likewise, southern populations are more likely to have spots of black on their ears.

Please review our privacy policy. First isolation in Brazil”. The sample size used here was based on the number of opossums that were brought to the wild animal rehabilitation center during the course of the study.

White-eared opossum

Didelphidae in Brazilian cerrado. Due to their role as seed dispersers and their penchant for living in human altered environments, white-eared opossums may play a special role in forest regeneration.

During the wet season, white-eared opossums eat more fruit, reptiles and beetles.

White-eared opossum Didelphis albiventris. Feeding by Didelphis albiventris on tree gum in the northeastern Atlantic forest of Brazil. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.