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Monito del Monte

Dromiciops gliroides

Description:

The Monito del Monte (Spanish for "little mountain monkey") is the only extant species in the ancient order Microbiotheria, and the sole New World representative of the superorder Australidelphia. The species is nocturnal and arboreal, and lives in thickets of bamboo in rain forests of the southern Andes, aided by its partially prehensile tail. It eats primarily insects and other small invertebrates, supplemented with fruit.

Habitat:

Mérida, Venezuela

Notes:

1 Species ID Suggestions

YucefMerhi
YucefMerhi 9 years ago
Dromiciops gliroides


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7 Comments

YucefMerhi
YucefMerhi 9 years ago

Thanks Nicholas!

YucefMerhi
YucefMerhi 9 years ago

Wow, thank you for your comments!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Great find!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

As far as I can tell, yours is the ONLY spotting of this creature so far on Project Noah. Congratulations on such a wonderful find!

YucefMerhi
YucefMerhi 9 years ago

Thanks Karen. I just added him to the marsupials mission :)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Very cute! You should add this to the marsupials mission.

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 9 years ago

Such a find!! Pretty looking!

YucefMerhi
Spotted by
YucefMerhi

Mérida, Estado Mérida, Venezuela

Spotted on Jul 24, 2008
Submitted on Jan 12, 2012

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