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.
monito del monte - "little mountain monkey"- a south american marsupial
The monito del monte, a small South American marsupial
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