AnAge entry for Didelphis aurita. Classification (HAGRID: ). Taxonomy Genus: Didelphis; Species: Didelphis aurita; Common name: Big-eared opossum . Didelphis aurita was long considered a subspecies of Didelphis marsupialis, however recent DNA evidence places Didelphis aurita as its own species. Parasitol Res. Jan;(1) doi: /s Epub Dec 1. Identification of opossums Didelphis aurita (Wied-Neuweid, ).

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Specifically, we wished to test the following hypotheses: Didelphis aurita big-eared opossum Facebook.

Breeding season Big-eared opossums breed from July to March. Didelphis aurita has a well-developed black centerline on its forehead.

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It is found in ArgentinaBrazil and Paraguay. Caceres, Communication and Perception Big-eared opossums have a cervical scent gland. The fur at auritx base of their tail is about as long as their hind legs and is at least half black and half white; the black portion is sometimes longer. Sepia short-tailed opossum M.

How to cite this article. If a male is placed with a female that is not in estrous, she becomes aggressive, but the male does not return her attacks Nowak Analysis of vertebrate populations.


Nematodes of the family Aspidoderidae Nematoda: Emmons, ; Greene, ; Mattison, In response to a predator, big-eared opossums may act like their relative Virginia opossums and “play possum”, or feign death auita fool a predator.

Contrasting effects of fire on populations of two small rodent species in fragments of Atlantic forest in Brazil. Mortality was negatively correlated with reproductive value, supporting the third hypothesis that high mortality rates reduce the contribution to future generations.

DNA sequence data has shown a divergence of 2. The combination of light and scanning electron microscopy allowed us a ridelphis analysis of this nematode.

Didelphis aurita occurs in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina Ventura etal And, generation time of one cohort can influence that of subsequent cohorts. Reproduction Reproduction in D. Population dynamics of the common opossum, Didelphis marsupialis Mammalia, Marsupialiain Southern Brazil. Young had the greatest life expectancy values e xfollowed by subadults Fig. Canadian Journal auirta Zoology Click to expand mobile Site Navigation. In the case of big-eared opossums, the didelphiw season coincides with the wet season, when fruit is most abundant.


Scat sampling has identified several dietary items including rubbish consumed by animals living in urban areas. Individuals must be followed from birth to death, which didwlphis be difficult. Birds, mammals and amphibians of Latin America”, ; Emmons, Didelphis aurita inhabits humid tropical lowland forests Emmons Females can weigh anywhere from 1, to 1, grams in diidelphis reproductive season. Thus, senescent females will contribute less to future generations than adult females.


The decline in reproductive value at the senescent age class is due to the increased mortality at that time.

Big-eared opossum

Life histories of mammals: Journal of Tropical Ecology After the young are born, they climb unassisted to the nipple area, where the mother will transport the entire litter attached to her teats for the first 5 or 6 weeks of their development.

Big-eared opossums closely didelpihs another Neotropical marsupial, common opossums Didelphis marsupialis.

These studies also permit a better understanding and analysis of tradeoff relationships, such as between survival and fecundity STEARNS