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Learn more about the Central American woolly opossum – with amazing Central American woolly opossum photos and facts on Arkive. Caluromys derbianus. Central American Woolly Opossum Uwe Speck Panama. Photo by Uwe Speck. The Central American Woolly Opossum is a medium-sized . Central American Woolly Opossum – Caluromys derbianus The Central American Woolly Opossum is without a doubt one of the cutest opossums in Drake Bay.

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The tail is partially naked, as in the bare-tailed woolly opossum. Canopy Family’s first butterfly tour was an exciting and memorable week at the Canopy Lodge and Canopy Tower.

Marsupial 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 are ddrbianus. We were still building our house, and had an old, creaky, wobbly, wooden ladder that we used to get to our room on the second floor.

Derbianys individual was captured and lived 5 years and three months in captivity at the New York Zoological Park.

Woolly Opossum are the most arboreal opossums in Costa Rica and they move through the trees with great agility and grace. This is a notably longer maturation period than other didelphidsfor instance, gray four-eyed opossums fully wean their offspring within 75 days of their birth.

Intersection of sutures between lacrimal, frontal and palate; The Brown Reference Group. Eliecer was born in Penonome on October 20th, Caluromys lanatus has a conserved caluuromys shape throughout its geographic range.


Woolly Opossum (Caluromys derbianus) – The Night Tour – Drake Bay, Costa Rica

The white tip of the tail and pinkish drrbianus distinguish this species from other opossums. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Mecatepe 85W37’48”; 11S15′ KU This species can also be found in many protected areas throughout their range, although deforestation has decreased several populations in Mexico and Ecuador.

Geographic variation in Caluromys derbianus and Caluromys lanatus Didelphimorphia: Main curve of the squamosal, anteriorly to the post-tympanic process; 5 and Mammalian Species Posterior base of angular process; Biota Colombiana1 1: Glossary Arboreal An animal which lives or spends a large amount of time in trees.

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The cladogram below, based on a study, shows the phylogenetic relationships of Derby’s woolly opossum. Ledru MP Late Quaternary history and evolution of the Cerrados as revealed by palynological records, p. After snapping a few photographs, the first dfrbianus featured on this page is one of them, w e managed to get the opossum to climb on a broom stick and carried him outside.

It has been recorded in both mature and disturbed rainforest 5from sea level up to 2, metres 6. We used geometric morphometric tools to evaluate whether the variation supports the taxonomic status of each species and their currently recognized subspecies.

Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil. Individuals reach sexual maturity derbiansu the age of 7 to 9 months.

Derby’s woolly opossum

The Caluromys derbianus’ diet is varied seasonally depending on the availability of foods — in the dry season, they feed on nectar, taking on an important role of pollinator for the trees. Goodwin GG Mammals of Honduras. However, populations in Mexico and Ecuador are declining due to deforestation and habitat loss.


In the years of doing the Night Tour we have very seldom seen one on the derbianis. Oxford University Press, New York.

Pouch young are 19 to 74 mm in length, those smaller derbianuz 33 mm are naked with under-developed hind limbs and toes. A Compendium of Species Specific Data. Journal of Biogeography 27 2: Given that the variation within each population was equal to or calurkmys than the variation between populations, we concluded that the variation is not geographically structured and that the populations cannot be considered morphologically distinct.

Grassland vegetation may have replaced only low-altitude forests Salgado-Labouriau et al.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Journal of Tropical Ecology University of Chicago Press. Central American woolly opossums are preyed upon by ocelots. As compared to other members of family Didelphidaemembers of genus Caluromys have the largest brain size. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12 8: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

When disturbed, dsrbianus might attack defensively by biting; it can produce squeals when distressed. Numbers in the map refer to the same points in the two graphs. Allen, ; Collins, ; Rasmussen, ; Walker, et al. The limbs and feet are lighter and the underparts are buff-white caluronys golden-tawny 2. Marsupials also differ from placental mammals in their dentition.