Alston's Mouse Opossum


Alston's Mouse Opossum

Taxobox
name = Alston's Mouse Opossum
status = LC
status_system = iucn3.1
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
infraclassis = Marsupialia
ordo = Didelphimorphia
familia = Didelphidae
genus = "Micoureus"
species = "M. alstoni"
binomial = "Micoureus alstoni"
binomial_authority = (J. A. Allen, 1900)

Alston's Mouse Opossum ("Micoureus alstoni"), also known as Alston's Opossum, is a medium sized pouchless marsupial of the family Didelphidae. It is arboreal and nocturnal, inhabitting forests from Belize to northern Colombia. The main components of its diet are insects and fruits, but it may also eat small rodents, lizards, and bird eggs.

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