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Anderson's Four-eyed Opossum
Philander andersoni 4
Range Brazil, Colombia Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Didelphimorphia
Family Didelphidae
Genus Philander
Species Philander andersoni
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Anderson's four-eyed opossum (Philander andersoni), is a species of gray and black four-eyed opossum found in Brazil, Colombia Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Its dorsal fur is dark, with a black stripe, about 3–4 cm wide, going vertically down the midline of its back. Its dorsal fur is short, about 10 mm long. Its ventral fur is dark gray, but still distinctly lighter than the sides and dorsum. Its tail is furred for the first (approximately) 18% of its length, going from the base to the tip.