Central American woolly opossum

Central American woolly opossum

Order : Didelphimorphia
Family : Didelphidae
Subfamily : Caluromyinae
Species : Caluromys derbianus

 

The Central american woolly opossum is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Central American woolly opossum
A young / baby of a Central American woolly opossum is called a 'joey'. The females are called 'jill' and males 'jack'.
Central American woolly opossum habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest
Some facts about the
Central American woolly opossum

Adult weight : 0.33 kg (0.726 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 9 years

Female maturity :240 days

Male maturity : 240 days

Litter size : 3

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.343 kg (0.7546 lbs)

Temperature : 34.85 °C (94.73 °F)

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Facts about the Central American woolly opossum

Caluromys derbianus is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List 2002.

Physical Description Caluromys derbianus is the largest species in the genus.

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