Elegant fat-tailed opossum

Elegant fat-tailed opossum

Order : Didelphimorphia
Family : Didelphidae
Subfamily : Didelphinae
Species : Thylamys elegans

 

Keywords: tail , gray , brown , white , yellow

The Elegant fat-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 elegant fattailed opossum
A young / baby of a elegant fattailed opossum is called a 'joey'. The females are called 'jill' and males 'jack'.
Countries
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru

Facts about the elegant fat-tailed opossum

The pairing of X and Y chromosomes during meiotic prophase in the marsupial species Thylamys elegans is maintained by a dense plate developed from their axial elements. (Full text)

Fernandez-Donoso The pairing of X and Y chromosomes during meiotic prophase in the marsupial species Thylamys elegans is maintained by a dense plate developed from their axial elements J. (Full text)

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