Guide of Fauna


  • Familia: Didelphidae
    Genero: Thylamys
    Nombre Cientifico: elegans

    Common name: llaca, yaca.
    Distribution: Chile, lives in the relict forests of the IV Region (Fray Jorge National Park) and adjacent areas, central Chile and mountain foothills, to the Biobío Region (VIII).

    Habitat: bushes of thorns and forests.

    Description: similar to a small laucha, long-tailed, pointed, long snout and sharp teeth, eyes surrounded by a dark spot. Silky coat, dense, gray on the back and very clear on the belly.

    Behavior: is nocturnal and sleepy winter. Carnivore that eats insects, chicks and eggs of birds; small mammals and fruits.

    Paises en donde vive la/el Llaca