Chilean shrew opossum

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Chilean shrew opossum

Order : Paucituberculata
Family : Caenolestidae
Species : Rhyncholestes raphanurus

 

The Chilean shrew 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 Chilean shrew opossum
A young / baby of a Chilean shrew opossum is called a 'joey'. The females are called 'jill' and males 'jack'.
Countries
Chile
Chilean shrew opossum habitats
Forest and Temperate forest

Facts about the Chilean shrew opossum

Binomial name Rhyncholestes raphanurus Osgood, 1924 The Chilean Shrew Opossum (Rhyncholestes raphanurus) is one of five surviving species of shrew opossum.

Other descriptions of Chilean Shrew Opossum Chilean shrew opossum Conservation status: Vulnerable Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Mammalia Subclass: Theria Infraclass: Metatheria Superorder: Marsupialia Order: Paucituberculata Family: Caenolestidae Genus: Rhyncholestes Species: raphanurus Binomial name Rhyncholestes raphanurus Osgood, 1924 The Chilean Shrew Opossum (Rhyncholestes raphanurus) is one of five surviving species of shrew opossum.

Osgood, 1924 The Chilean Shrew Opossum (Rhyncholestes raphanurus) is one of five surviving species of shrew opossum. (Wiki)

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