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Thylamys (fat-tailed mouse opossums)

Wikipedia Abstract

Thylamys is a genus of opossum in the family Didelphidae. The premaxillae are rounded rather than pointed. The females lack a pouch. The females' nipples are arranged in two symmetrical rows on the abdomen All species but T. macrurus store fat in their tails., although this is not necessarily true for all species in the genus. The genus contains the following species: Fossils belonging to the genus date back to the Miocene, with the oldest specimens being found in Argentina and Colombia. Genetic studies indicate that the genus may have originated around 14 million years ago.
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Species

Thylamys cinderella (Cinderella Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum) (Attributes)
Thylamys elegans (Elegant Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum) (Attributes)
Thylamys karimii (Karimi's Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum) (Attributes)
Thylamys macrurus (Paraguayan Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum) (Attributes)
Thylamys pallidior (White-bellied Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum) (Attributes)
Thylamys pusillus (Common Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum) (Attributes)
Thylamys sponsorius (Argentine Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum) (Attributes)
Thylamys tatei (Tate's Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum) (Attributes)
Thylamys velutinus (Dwarf Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum) (Attributes)
Thylamys venustus (Buff-bellied Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum) (Attributes)

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