Brown Four-eyed Opossum

The Brown Four-eyed Opossum, Metachirus nudicaudatus, is a pouch less marsupial of the family Didelphidae. It is found in different forested habitats of Central and South America.

It is a strongly nocturnal land animal. Its diet varies feeding on fruits, small vertebrates and invertebrates.

The Brown Four-eyed Opossum builds nests made of leaves and twigs in tree branches or under rocks and logs. It is seasonally polyestrous and the litter size varies from one to nine.

PHOTO CREDIT: Metachirus nudicaudatus (Brown four-eyed opossum), Brazil. Photo by L. H. Emmons.