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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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Duboisiella prolobaZoonorchis goliathRhopalias coronatus and Brachylaema migrans. They may also stay in abandoned nests of other species or hallow tree trunks lined with grass, fur or feathers. White-eared opossums are omnivorous opportunistic feeders. The breeding behavior of white-eared opossums is largely based on food availability. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Vegetation is typically sparse, though spectacular blooms may occur following rain.

SolanaceaPassifloraceaeMoraceaeRosaceaePiperaceaeCucubitaceaeArecaceaePoaceaeMyrtaceaeRutaceaeMelastomataceae and Erythroxylaceae most of these seeds pass through their digestive tract unharmed, especially small seeds.

This species typically has white ears, black fur surrounding their eyes and pointed muzzles tipped with a pink nose.

Range number of offspring 4 to 23 Average number of offspring 5 AnAge Range gestation period 12 to 14 days Range weaning age 3 to 4 months Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 9 months Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity female Sex: Retrieved from ” https: Seven of 21 blood marrow samples and 4 of 33 peripheral blood samples were positive for Leishmania spp.


Deserts can be cold or warm didelphs daily temperates typically fluctuate. White-eared opossums may also be found in areas of anthropogenic change, such as agricultural habitats, deforested areas and suburban environments.

Mammals of South America: The distribution of animals positive for L. They can also be found in Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.

The white-eared opossum Didelphis albiventris is an opossum species found in ArgentinaBoliviaBrazilParaguayand Uruguay.

For instance, their tails may be added to a stew to assist in painless childbirth, use of their fat as an ointment has been used in the treatment of hemorrhoids, boils, hernias, arthritis and osteoarthritis and their meat has been used for the treatment of kidney and back pain.

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White-eared opossum – Wikipedia

The Brown Reference Group. Sepia short-tailed opossum M. Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil. Amastigote forms were found in peripheral blood samples from two animals, but isolation in culture media was not possible.

White-eared opossum

This species may be found in agricultural areas including orchards and gardens, however, there have been no reports of large-scale damage. These animals are nocturnal and crepuscular; they become active directly after sunset and remain active throughout the night. There is evidence that the presence of opossums in the same area as canine transmission is a predisposing factor for canine infection, although the role of these animals as reservoirs and their impact on the transmission of L.


This page was last edited on 16 Septemberat Bonamigo and Norton Tasso, Jr. This article about a marsupial is a stub.

Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Lemos and Cerqueira, They are primarily terrestrial, but they are also adept climbers.

Food habits and seed dispersal by the white-eared opossum Didelphis albiventris in southern Brazil. An investigation of Leishmania spp.

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They are sexually mature at around 9 months. Abstract We investigated the occurrence of Leishmania infantum chagasi in Didelphis albiventris opossums at a wild animal rehabilitation center in the city of Campo Grande, Brazil. O’Connell, ; Oliveira and Santori, ; Smith, Communication Channels acoustic chemical Perception Channels visual tactile acoustic chemical Food Habits White-eared opossums are omnivorous opportunistic feeders.