Monodelphis

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Monodelphis

 

(short bare-tailed opossum), a genus of mammals of the family Didelphidae. The body measures 8–16 cm in length, and the tail 4–8 cm. The tail is hairless. The short, thick fur varies in color from gray to dark brown or black; many individuals have dark stripes on the back. The pouch is absent. There are ten species of Monodelphis, which are distributed from northern Argentina to northern Peru and Brazil. Members of the genus are forest terrestrial animals, but.some settle in human dwellings. The animals are omnivorous. They breed throughout the year, bearing litters of eight to 14 young.

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Algunas de las especies registradas constituyen nuevos registros regionales o proporcionan nueva informacion sobre la distribucion de la especie; por ejemplo, los ejemplares de Monodelphis gardneri, capturados en San Pedro de Carpish son los primeros registros para el departamento de Huanuco (Solari et al.
Necromys lasiurus, Graomys griseoflavus, Monodelphis dimidiata and Thylamys pallidior were only found in trap-lines placed in the low landuse intensity landscape.
Exogenous retinoic acid induces digit reduction in opossums (Monodelphis domestica) by disrupting cell death and proliferation, and apical ectodermal ridge ands zone of polarizing activity function.
Turlejski, "Behavior of the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) in the openfield and in response to a new object, in comparison with the rat," Behavioural Brain Research, vol.
Saunders, "Regeneration of Supraspinal Axons after Complete Transection of the Thoracic Spinal Cord in Neonatal Opossums (Monodelphis domestica)," Journal of Comparative Neurology, vol.
Allen 1900, Marmosops impavidus Tschudi 1845 y Monodelphis adusta [Thomas 1897]).
(2007) Genome of the marsupial Monodelphis domestica reveals innovation in non-coding sequences.
The syntenic X-chromosome region of three marsupial species (wallaby, Macropus eugenii; Tasmanian devil, Sarcophilus harrisii, and opossum, Monodelphis domestica) and one monotreme (platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus) genome, focusing on the chromosomal region around the HPRT locus, has been systematically searched and no sequences similar to PLAC1 have been found.
Among Didelphidae were captured Didelphis aurita (13.8%), Gracilinanus microtarsus (9.2%) and Monodelphis kunsi (1.5%), and among Cricetidae were caught Akodon montensis (35.5%), Oligoryzomysfavescens (29.2%), Calomys cerqueirai (7.7%), Necromys lasiurus (1.5%), and Oxymycterus delator (1.5%).