|Bare-tailed Woolly Opossum|
|Common Name||White-eared Opossum|
|Range||South America, Its range includes Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.|
The Bare-tailed woolly opossum (Caluromys philander), also known as the white-eared opossum, is an opossum species from South America. Its range includes Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. It is a species restricted only to moist forests.
Like other members of the genus Caluromys, the bare-tailed woolly opossum is a strongly arboreal species of marsupial, differing from other didelphid opossums in having a comparatively large encephalization quotient and smaller litter size. Its name comes from its naked, prehensile tail.
It feeds on fruits, nectar, invertebrates and small vertebrates. Bare-tailed woolly opossums actively climb through the upper canopy of trees as they look for fruit and insects.