Lutrine opossum

Lutrine opossum

Order : Didelphimorphia
Family : Didelphidae
Subfamily : Didelphinae
Species : Lutreolina crassicaudata

 

Keywords: tail , nocturnal

The Lutrine opossum, thick-tailed opossum is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the lutrine opossum
A young / baby of a lutrine opossum is called a 'joey'. The females are called 'jill' and males 'jack'.
Some facts about the
Thick-tailed opossum

Adult weight : 0.37 kg (0.814 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 3 years

Gestation : 14 days

Litter size : 8

Basal metabolic rate : 2 W

Body mass : 0.812 kg (1.7864 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

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