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Marmosa

Marmosa murina

Description:

also known as the common or murine mouse opossum, is a South American marsupial of the family Didelphidae.

Habitat:

Its range includes Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, and eastern Bolivia.

Notes:

I found this little friend while I was working in a swamp in magangue, Colombia. I opened a bag of chips for my breakfast and he appeared next to me, seems he have a wild atraction towards junk food.

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7 Comments

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 8 years ago

cool facts karen and amazing photo juan.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

cute....

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Very nice!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Fun fact! Not all marsupials carry their young in a pouch! Marsupials are characterized by giving birth to relatively undeveloped young that develop more from the nourishment of the mother's milk then from the placenta.

The murine mouse opossum is an example of a marsupial without a pouch. After a pregnancy of around 2 weeks, a female gives birth to a litter of 5 to 8 young, which cling to her teats and suckle for sixty to eighty days until old enough to climb onto her back. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Very sweet!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 8 years ago

cute shot!

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 8 years ago

So cute!

Antioquia, Colombia

Spotted on Jun 22, 2013
Submitted on Oct 29, 2013

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