One individual was captured at an old-growth native forest stand, Valdivian Coastal Reserve.
Two individuals were captured at an old-growth native forest stand, Valdivian Coastal Reserve
Three individuals were captured between October 2011 and February 2013 at an Eucalyptus plantation with abundant native understory vegetation. Valdivian Coastal Reserve.
A few (seven) individuals were captured at a 5-ha very disturbed forest fragment, dominated with second-growth vegetation.
The monito del monte is the only extant member of its family (Microbiotheriidae) and the only surviving member of an ancient order, the Microbiotheria. The oldest microbiothere currently recognised is Khasia cordillerensis, based on fossil teeth from Early Palaeocene deposits at Tiupampa, Bolivia. Numerous genera are known from various Palaeogene and Neogene fossil sites in South America. A number of possible microbiotheres, again represented by isolated teeth, have also been recovered from the Middle Eocene La...