Buff-bellied Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum

Buff-bellied fat-tailed mouse opossum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Thylamys
Species: T. venustus
Binomial name
Thylamys venustus
Thomas, 1902
Buff-bellied fat-tailed mouse opossum range

The buff-bellied fat-tailed mouse opossum (Thylamys venustus) is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae.[2] It is found in the forests of northern Argentina and southern Bolivia.[1] Its dorsal fur is cinnamon brown. Most of its ventral fur is gray-based, but its chest, throat, and the thoracic midline (the midline of the thorax, which ranges from the throat to the top of the abdomen) are not gray-based. The postorbital ridges are absent in the young and weakly developed in adults.[3]

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