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Shrew Opossums: Paucituberculata

Physical Characteristics, Geographic Range, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Silky Shrew Opossum (caenolestes Fuliginosus): Species AccountSHREW OPOSSUMS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

SILKY SHREW OPOSSUM (Caenolestes fuliginosus): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Tiny, secretive, and living in remote regions, shrew opossums have very little interaction with humanity and pose no threats.

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists the Chilean shrew opossum as Vulnerable (facing a high risk of extinction), due to deforestation (removing trees) from logging.

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