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Lestodelphys halli

(Comadrejita Patag?nica)

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Lestodelfo, patagonian opossum

Common Names in French:

Opossum de patagonie

Common Names in Spanish:

Comadrejita Patag?nica

Description

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Habitat

Ecology: Inhabits treeless, grassland (pampas) areas. The diet probably consists of mice, small birds, and, where present, insects and fruit. Anatomical features of this opossum, such as the skull, suggest that it is more carnivorous than its relatives. One specimen was caught in a trap with a bird in its mouth .[1].

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Taxonomy

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Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: 28-Nov-2006

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Lestodelphys

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 1 species and subspecies in this genus:

L. halli (Patagonian Opossum)

More Info

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 05, 2008:

Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. Costa, L., Astua de Moraes, D., Brito, D., Soriano, P., Lew, D. & Delgado, C 2008. Lestodelphys halli. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2013-10-29