Description

Woolly Opossum Skull Replica measures 2.1 inches. Woolly Opossum Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Made in USA. Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The bare-tailed woolly opossum or Caluromys philander is an opossum from South America. It was first described by Swedish zoologist Carl Linnaeus in 1758.

The bare-tailed woolly opossum is characterized by a gray head, brown to gray coat, orange to gray underside and a partially naked tail.

It is nocturnal (active mainly at night) and solitary; there is hardly any social interaction except between mother and juveniles and in mating pairs.

The opossum constructs nests in tree cavities, and its litter size ranges from one to seven. Gestation lasts 25 days, and the juveniles exit the pouch after three months; weaning occurs a month later.

The bare-tailed woolly opossum inhabits subtropical forests, rainforests, secondary forests, and plantations; its range extends from northern Venezuela to northeastern and southcentral Brazil. The IUCN classifies this opossum as least concern.

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Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 2.1 in
Woolly Opossum Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Caluromys
Subgenus: Mallodelphys
Species: C. derbianus
Binomial name: Caluromys derbianus
Conservation status: Least concern