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Long-nosed Shrew Opossum


The Long-nosed Caenolestid (Rhyncholestes raphanurus), or Long-nosed Shrew Opossum, is one of six surviving species of shrew opossum. It is a small marsupial that lives in old growth evergreen temperate forests in Chile and Argentina. It is somewhat unique among shrew opossums and, as such, is the only species in its genus, Rhyncholestes.

It is a vulnerable species included in the Red List of threatened species.

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