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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Kalinowski’s mouse opossum H. Albiventrks will stay with their mother for several more weeks. Likewise, white-eared opossums are reservoirs for many endoparasites, including 10 species of nematodes and 4 trematodes. White-eared opossums inhabit open areas, mountains, and deciduous forests and are commonly found in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil, the Andes, and humid forests of Guyana, Suriname, and southern Venezuela.

For instance, their tails may be added to a stew to assist in painless childbirth, use of albivenris fat as an ointment has been used in the treatment of hemorrhoids, boils, hernias, arthritis dielphis osteoarthritis and their meat has been used for the treatment of kidney and back pain.

White-eared opossums can thrive in human-altered habitats; as a result, they can sometimes be pests. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Moreover, opossums expand their area of dispersion as they get older. White-eared opossums are solitary marsupials.

They primarily feed on invertebrates, however, their diet changes based on food availability. Mammals of South America: A total of 54 opossums were tested didelphi L.

There didelphi been some disagreement regarding sexual dimorphism in this species, generally however, it is accepted that males are somewhat larger than females and have larger canines.


Please review our privacy policy. A total of Didelphis albiventris were captured in different areas of the city, kept at a wild animal rehabilitation center, and screened for L. Duboisiella prolobaZoonorchis goliathRhopalias coronatus and Brachylaema migrans.

They may also stay in abandoned nests of other species dkdelphis hallow tree trunks lined with grass, fur or feathers. Although a female many have many offspring within a litter, their marsupium only includes 13 mammae, as such, many of these altricial young will not survive. Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil. Although home range sizes may vary across populations it does not appear to vary based on gender. Samples albivrntris microscopically examined for Leishmania amastigotes and were inoculated in Neal, Novy and Nicolle medium and Schneider’s medium.

Comadreja overa (Didelphis albiventris)

In this relationship, marmosets scratch bark off of trees Tapirira guianensis and feed on the resulting tree gum. Didelphis marsupialisan apparent wild reservoir of Leishmania donovani chagasi in Colombia, South America. For some time, this species was incorrectly known by the name D.

Although both adult and young white-eared opossums have similar diets, adults are more likely to capture and consume vertebrate prey.

At higher altitudes they are commonly found in plains, marshes, grasslands and rainforests. Am J Trop Med Hyg. Caceres, ; Smith, White-eared opossums are hosts for a huge variety of endo- and ectoparasites. Breeding season This species generally breeds at the end of the dry season. However, proportionally, smaller seeds have more chance to pass through the gut without damage. SolanaceaPassifloraceaeMoraceaeRosaceaePiperaceaeCucubitaceaeArecaceaePoaceaeMyrtaceaeRutaceaeMelastomataceae and Erythroxylaceae most of these seeds pass through their digestive tract unharmed, especially small seeds.

Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by protozoa. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.


Accessed December 31, at https: White-eared opossums may be found in a variety of habitats. White-eared opossum Didelphis albiventris.

During the wet season, white-eared opossums eat more fruit, reptiles and beetles. Didelphis marsupialisan important reservoir of Trypanosoma Schizotrypanum cruzi and Leishmania Leishmania chagasi didelpnis Colombia. They can also be found in Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 37 2: Compared to other species once included in Didelphis albiventriswhite-eared opossums have thinner fur. We investigated the occurrence of Leishmania infantum chagasi in Didelphis albiventris opossums at didelpnis wild animal rehabilitation center in the city of Campo Grande, Brazil.

However, within this range, they are excluded from the Amazon Basin.

White-eared opossum – Wikipedia

Their ability to live in such close proximity to human civilization makes transmission much more likely. Sepia short-tailed opossum M. However, members of family Didelphidae are generally considered polygynous. However, the prevalence within our sample of 11 opossums AlbiventrsElisa T.

VL transmission zones Results No. Males compete for reproductive females, communicating with a series of clicking noises. Bishop’s slender opossum M.


When these animals perceive a threat they typically bare their teeth, they can also run rather quickly when they are on the ground, their speed is impaired when they are climbing. Alston’s mouse opossum M. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.