- Little woolly mouse opossum
Little woolly mouse opossum Conservation status Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Infraclass: Marsupialia Order: Didelphimorphia Family: Didelphidae Genus: Micoureus Species: M. phaeus Binomial name Micoureus phaeus
Little Woolly Mouse Opossum range
The little woolly mouse opossum (Micoureus phaeus) is a nocturnal, arboreal and mainly solitary South American marsupial of the family Didelphidae. It is native to the western slopes of the Andes in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, where it lives at altitudes from sea level to 1500 m. It primarily inhabits lowland rainforest and montane cloud forest, although it has been reported from dry forest in the southern end of its range.
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