Learn more about the Central American woolly opossum – with amazing Central American woolly opossum photos and facts on Arkive. Caluromys derbianus. Central American Woolly Opossum Uwe Speck Panama. Photo by Uwe Speck. The Central American Woolly Opossum is a medium-sized . Central American Woolly Opossum – Caluromys derbianus The Central American Woolly Opossum is without a doubt one of the cutest opossums in Drake Bay.

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As compared to other members of family Didelphidaemembers of genus Caluromys have the largest brain size.

Canopy Family Panama

The Central American Woolly Opossum has a very long prehensile tail longer than its body lengthdistinctly furred at the base for half its length, then naked to the tip. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends.

Retrieved from ” https: Walker’s Marsupials of the World. The latter has been already noted for populations distributed in this area Patton et al.

Derby’s woolly opossum

In particular, pelage color, which was not assessed in this study, is well known to vary geographically in this and other marsupial genera ThomasGoodwin and might explain the discrepancy between the existing classification and the one that results from our quantitative results from skull morphology, which failed to support valuromys separation. The University of Chicago Press.


It is most active during the darkest period of the night 2. Very little has been reported on the specific mating habits of Central American woolly opossums, although they are known to engage in chase behaviors prior to mating. The Brown Reference Group. Gannon MSBR.

Behavior and maintenance of the woolly opossum Caluromys in captivity. There are no known negative impacts of Central American woolly opossums on humans.

Caluromys derbianus – photos

Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Like all marsupialsthe female Central American woolly opossum has a pouch on the stomach, in which the newly-born young develop.

The ears measure about 4 centimetres 1. Anterior base of m1; 5: Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. After mating, females are only pregnant for about two weeks. Share this image — Hide sharing options. The geographic variation found in skull morphometric data of individuals from the southern Atlantic Forest also suggest that two subspecies proposed by Gardner – C. ca,uromys

Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga. This species information was authored as part of the Drebianus and Universities Scheme. Central American woolly opossums are thought to keep extremely small home ranges, Bucher and Hoffman suggested that their home range size is no more than a couple of nearby trees, although the home range size of the closely related bare-tailed woolly opossums has been estimated at 2.

Canonical Variates Analysis on shape variables partial warps and uniform components of the skull in dorsal view of Caluromys derbianususing localities as grouping derbianua, and percentage of variance explained by the first two CVs.


The Central American woolly opossum has a long, slender body, and the woolly coat, for which it is named, exhibits considerable variation, ranging from pale grey to bright reddish-brown 2. Pending this, we suggest that the available name Caluromys derbianus Waterhouse, cxluromys maintained for all individuals across the geographic distribution of its populations.

Structured geographic variation in cranial size and shape was not detected in Caluromys derbianus. We found clinal variation in the size of the skull of Caluromys lanatus from Andean populations,to the Bolivian-Paraguayan border, coinciding with those populations that overlap less in shape analyses.

Central Caluro,ys Woolly Opossums inhabit lowland rainforests as well as those in higher elevations.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Conservation Biology4: Anterior base of p1; 4: Derbianhs between interparietal-parietal suture and outline derbbianus the braincase, at the nuchal crest; 4 and Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden68 4: Consequently, only shape information was retained Adams et al.

According to the IUCN Red List, Central American woolly opossums are a species of least concern because of their widespread range, presumed large population, tolerance of various habitats and the lack of direct threats to known populations. Journal of Mammalogy 83 2: Biological Journal of Linnean Society Return to Species Database.