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Derby's Woolly Opossum, Caluromys derbianus
2012-07-10 14:20:57

Derby's woolly opossum (Caluromys derbianus), also known as the Central American woolly opossum, can be found in Central America. Its range includes Colombia, Belize, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Although its range extends across many areas, it is not widely distributed.  It prefers habitats in lowland and highland rain forests at altitudes of up to 8,500 feet. Derby’s woolly opossum can weigh between 7.1 and 14 ounces, with the prehensile...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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