The species, monito del monte, Dromiciops gliroides native to the South Western part of Argentina and Chile. Due to its location south of the equator it would most likely shift downward, away from the equator. The reason for this being is global warming is slowly warming the earths surface temperatures making this location no longer suitable for the monito del monte. Although this shift is relatively slow, maybe only a few degrees higher this makes a substantial difference to the specie. This is proven in the graph, "Change in population size of Dromiciops gliroides in the study area" as the number of monito del monte drastically declines from around 1600 in 2002 to 600 in 2016. This once suitable location for the species has warmed gradually to a temperature that does not support the needs of the species. Therefore, it has caused them to slowly shift downward away from the equator and find a new location with a more suitable to their temperature needs.
It would be expected that this red star is the northernmost part of its range. Based on both the graph and the patterns of global warming heating the earths surface. The graph shows a steady decrease in the monito del monte in this area starting at around 1600 individuals in 2000-2002 and decreasing to as little as 600 in 2014-2016. This suggests that they are migrating out of this area. Given the center of a distribution range should be the highest population, would prove that this decreasing population is not the center of the range. Due to global warmings trends of heating up the earths surface, the monito del monte would logically go downward away from the equator to cooler regions. Their old location is no longer suitable to their lifestyle, proven by the “Change in population size of Dromiciops gliroides in the study area” graph.