Monito Del Monte-The “little mountain monkey” of South America is not a monkey, but rather a marsupial, thought to have arrived from Australia long ago.

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Monito Del Monte The “little mountain monkey” of South America is not a monkey, but rather a marsupial, thought to have arrived from Australia long ago. It’s tiny – only about full grown.

The Monito del Monte, or ‘monkey of the mountains’, is not a monkey, but a South American marsupial, which has often been called a ‘living fossil’ due to it being the only living member of an otherwise extinct order, the Microbiotheria. (2 photos and 4 videos)

"The monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides) is an enigmatic marsupial native to Argentina and Chile that may be more closely related to Australian marsupials than other South American marsupials.

The Monito del Monte

The Monito del Monte

Monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides) is a tiny arboreal marsupial native to the temperate rainforests of Chile and Argentina. The name “Monito del monte” means “little monkey of the mountain” a…

The monito del monte, a small South American marsupial

Monito Del Monte

The monito del monte, a small South American marsupial

MONITO DEL MONTE __  POUCH

MONITO DEL MONTE __ POUCH

Monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides)juvenile

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Monito del monte with babies.pic.twitter.com/vJ4YZrD31F

Monito del monte with babies.pic.twitter.com/vJ4YZrD31F

MOM AND LOTS OF BABIES _   MONITO DEL MONTE @ Colocolo @ colocolo opossum,

MOM AND LOTS OF BABIES _ MONITO DEL MONTE @ Colocolo @ colocolo opossum,

The Monito del Monte is the only living species of the  Microbiotheriidae.

“ Infraclass: Marsupialia –> Order: Microbiotheria –> Family: Microbiotheriidae ” The Monito del Monte is the only living species of the family Microbiotheriidae, and can only be.

Monito del Montes | Community Post: The 15 Cutest Living Fossils

The 15 Cutest Living Fossils

The term "living fossil" has been used to describe creatures that retain primitive features, have remained unchanged for millions of years, or are members of species-poor taxa.

Monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides). The current scientific order (Microbiotheria) of this mouse-like marsupial contains one family and one species.

The current scientific order (Microbiotheria) of this mouse-like marsupial contains one family and one species.

The Monito del monte, or ‘monkey of the mountains’, is not a monkey, but a South American marsupial, which has often been called a 'living fossil’ due to it being the only living member of an otherwise extinct order, the Microbiotheria. (2 photos & 4 videos)

The Monito del monte, or ‘monkey of the mountains’, is not a monkey, but a South American marsupial, which has often been called a 'living fossil’ due to it being the only living member of an otherwise extinct order, the Microbiotheria. (2 photos & 4 videos)

MONITO DEL MONTE @ Colocolo @ colocolo opossum

MONITO DEL MONTE @ Colocolo @ colocolo opossum

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