Didelphis albiventris is also broadly distributed in eastern Bolivia (Cerqueira ). Sympatry with D. aurita and D. marsupialis, although rare (Cerqueira ). Didelphis albiventris Lund, (Download Help) Didelphis albiventris TSN Genus, Didelphis Linnaeus, – large American opossums. AnAge entry for Didelphis albiventris. Classification (HAGRID: ) Genus: Didelphis; Species: Didelphis albiventris; Common name: White-eared opossum .

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Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Regardless, breeding typically begins at the end of the dry season and offspring are typically born during the wet season. Mammals of the Neotropics: The white-eared opossum is about one to three pounds in weight and has black and grey fur, with white hair covering their ears and face, and dark hair on their long tails.

The home range size for this species may vary; however, in Argentina it averages about 0. Their prehensile tails are largely hairless and scaly, with the exception of fur at the base of the tail and a bit of sparse fur throughout.

Deserts can be cold or warm and daily temperates typically fluctuate. Didelphis albiventris were captured in different areas of the city, kept at a wild animal rehabilitation center, and screened for L. Another peculiarity that supports this synanthropic behavior is the habit among the local human population of turning their backyards into rural areas by breeding animals, such as chickens and pigs, and maintaining a variety of fruit trees.


Brown four-eyed opossum M. The breeding behavior of albiventeis opossums is largely based on food availability. Accessed May 02, at www. Likewise, they are carriers of a multitude of parasites and diseases that may be transmitted to humans, livestock and pets, including Salmonella.

White-eared opossum

Likewise, members of this genus are equipped with long whiskers, which help them navigate at night. Extant Didelphimorphia Opossums species.

Studies on Neotropical Fauna and the Environment A polymerase chain reaction was designed to amplify a basepair fragment of the internal transcribed spacer 1 of ribosomal RNA of Leishmania spp. This mammal was also found naturally infected with other species of Leishmania L. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 37 2: During daylight hours white-eared opossums stay in shelter, often in holes, palm trees or underneath bromeliads.

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Accessed May 07, at http: Ornithonyssus werneckiAndrolaelaps fahrenholziGigantolaelaps butantanensisGigantolaelaps goyanensisGigantolaelaps oudemansiGigantolaelaps vitzbumiLaelaps mastacalisArchemyobia latipilis and Didelphilichus serrifer Nematodes: The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

Among invertebrates, white-eared opossums typically feed on beetlesmillipedes and dung beetles. In other words, Central and South America.

Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. This species may be found in agricultural areas including orchards and gardens, however, there have been no reports of large-scale damage.


Aceramarca gracile opossum G. This species typically has 2 breeding periods; specific breeding months are dependent on the latitude at which the population is found. Restriction fragment length polymorphism pattern of internal transcribed spacer 1 region polymerase chain reaction products in bone marrow lanes 1 and 2 and peripheral blood lane 3 samples positive for Leishmaniai.

In Brazil and Argentina, they may also be found in open and deciduous forests, as well as Cerrado environments, which are characterized by savannahs.

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Breeding season This species generally breeds at the end of the dry season. Among ectoparasites, these animals are hosts for 6 species of fleas3 species of ticks and 9 species of mites.

Brazilian Journal of Microbiology Thus, the presence of L. Aspidodera raillietiAspidodera subulataCruzia tentaculataGnathostoma didelphisDidelphostrongylus hayesiGnathostoma turgidumTurgida turgidaViannaia hamataTravassostrongylus orloffi and Trichuris didelphis Trematodes: White-eared opossums can thrive in human-altered habitats; as a result, they can sometimes be pests. White-eared opossums may also be found in areas of anthropogenic change, such as agricultural habitats, deforested areas and suburban environments.

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