Elegant Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum - Thylamys elegans
Despite its resemblance to a mouse, this animal is indeed an opossum, commonly known in Spanish as Llaca and Marmosa Elegante. Thylamys elegans (Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae) is one of the six recognized species into the South American genus Thylamys.
Thylamys elegans occurs in the coastal desert of Chile and Peru. These opossums can be arboreal or terrestrial, but they are mainly arboreal and crepuscular, with a diet that is mostly insects and small vertebrates.
Photo credit: ©Christopher Momberg | Locality: Santiago, Chile (2013)