Microbiotheria Monitos del monte


Class Mammalia Order Microbiotheria Family Microbiotheriidae Number of families 1

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Small, mouse-like, South American nocturnal marsupials


Head and body length 3-5 in (8-13 cm); tail length 3.5-5.2 in (9-13 cm); weight 16-42g (0.5-1.4 oz)

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 1 species


Occupies dense, humid forest

Conservation status



Chile and Argentina


Chile and Argentina

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