Samiksha Jaiswal

Anderson's four eyed opossum

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Mammalia
Family  Didelphidae
Scientific name  Philander andersoni
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Didelphimorphia
Genus  Philander
Rank  Species
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Similar  McIlhenny's four‑eyed opossum, Red mouse opossum, Rufous mouse opossum, Neblina slender opossum, White‑bellied slender opossum

Anderson's four-eyed opossum (Philander andersoni) is an opossum species from South America. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Its dorsal fur is dark, with a black stripe, about 3–4 cm wide, going vertically down the midline of its back. Its dorsal fur is short, about 10 mm long. Its ventral fur is dark gray, but still distinctly lighter than the sides and dorsum. Its tail is furred for the first (approximately) 18% of its length, going from the base to the tip.

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Anderson's four-eyed opossum Wikipedia


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