Synonyms for chironectes or Related words with chironectes
Examples of "chironectes"
The water opossum ("
minimus") of South America is the only opossum with interdigital webbing.
minimus, Didelphis marsupialis, Dasypus novemcinctus, Alouatta seniculus, Nasua nasua, and Potos flavus.
Holocene subfossil fragments of "
" have been discovered in São Paulo, Brazil. Also, there are fossil specimens from the late Pleistocene-Recent cave deposits in Minas Gerais, Brazil as well as from the late Pliocene in Entre Ríos Province, Argentina.
Mammals include South American tapir ("Tapirus terrestris"), white-lipped peccary ("Tayassu pecari"), water opossum ("
minimus"), giant anteater ("Myrmecophaga tridactyla"), greater naked-tailed armadillo ("Cabassous tatouay"), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), jaguar ("Panthera onca") and black howler ("Alouatta caraya").
The water opossum ("
minimus"), also locally known as the yapok , is a marsupial of the family Didelphidae. It is the only living member of its genus,
. This semiaquatic creature is found in and near the freshwater streams and lakes in Mexico, Central and South America to Argentina, and is the most aquatic living marsupial (the lutrine opossum also has aquatic habits). It is also the only living marsupial in which both sexes have a pouch. The thylacine, commonly referred to as the Tasmanian tiger, also exhibited this trait, but is now believed to be extinct.
Until the year 2009, 16 species of wild mammals were registered in the area, which eight are endangered: "Alouatta guariba clamitans", "Cebus nigritus", "Eira barbara", "Nasua nasua", "Leopardus wiedii" "
minimus", "Lontra longicaudis" and "Cuniculus paca". Domestic animals were also found in the area and control suggestions were proposed in order to ensure the survival and a sobrevivência and viability of local wildlife populations
However, the natural vegetation has been severely depleted with estimates of what is left down as far a 5.4%. Despite this, the region is still home to 3,356 species of vascular plants, half the total of the state of Veracruz, and includes 400 species of trees. The wild vegetation is mostly found at the higher elevations, on the volcanos near the coast. Endangered species of fauna include
minimus, Vampyrum spectrum, Alouatta palliate, Ateles geoffroyii, Cyclopes didactylus. There are fifteen plant species that are endemic to the region.
Although all living opossums are essentially opportunistic omnivores, different species vary in the amount of meat and vegetation they include in their diet. Members of the Caluromyinae are essentially frugivorous; whereas the lutrine opossum and Patagonian opossum primarily feed on other animals. The yapok ("
minimus") is particularly unusual, as it is the only living semi-aquatic marsupial, using its webbed hindlimbs to dive in search of freshwater mollusks and crayfish. Most opossums are scansorial, well-adapted to life in the trees or on the ground, but members of the Caluromyinae and Glironiinae are primarily arboreal, whereas species of "Metachirus", "Monodelphis", and to a lesser degree "Didelphis" show adaptations for life on the ground.
Nephelomys moerex is a species of rodent in the genus "Nephelomys" of family Cricetidae. The type locality is at Mindo in western Ecuador, where it has been recorded together with three other rodents of the oryzomyine group, "Sigmodontomys aphrastus", "Mindomys hammondi", and "Handleyomys alfaroi", as well as three opossums, "
minimus" and unidentified species of "Didelphis" and "Marmosa". Mindo is a "tiny agricultural community" located at 0°02'S, 78°48'W and above sea level. It was originally described by Oldfield Thomas as a subspecies of "Oryzomys albigularis". It remained synonymized under this species until it was recognized as a separate species when the genus "Nephelomys" was established for "Oryzomys albigularis" and related species in 2006.
Opossums (order Didelphimorphia), the largest group of American marsupials, are of limited diversity in the Caribbean. The large opossum "Didelphis marsupialis" is found on Trinidad and Tobago and in the Windward Islands up to Dominica, being found on Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Grenada, and the Grenadines of Carriacou, Mustique, and Bequia. At least some of the latter populations may have been introduced by humans. In Central America, it is also found on the islands of Cozumel, Mexico, and Roatán, Honduras. The smaller "Marmosa robinsoni" is also known from Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, and Roatán, but the classification of Central American populations of this species is unclear. In addition, "Marmosa murina" is known from Trinidad and Tobago, "Marmosops fuscatus" and "
minimus" from Trinidad only, and "Caluromys philander" from Trinidad and the Venezuelan island of Margarita. A related species, "Caluromys derbianus", is known from the small Panamanian island of Escudo de Veraguas.
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