Aceramarca gracile opossum

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Aceramarca Gracile Opossum[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Gracilinanus
Species: G. aceramarcae
Binomial name
Gracilinanus aceramarcae
(Tate, 1931)
Aceramarca Gracile Mouse Opossum area.png
Aceramarca Gracile Opossum range

The Aceramarca gracile mouse opossum or Bolivian gracile opossum (Gracilinanus aceramarcae) is a species of opossum. It is native to Bolivia and Peru, where it occurs in tropical elfin forest habitat.[2]

This opossum is mostly arboreal, but it may forage on the ground for food.[2]

This species has been recorded at only six locations, but it is not considered to be threatened because its habitat is relatively secure from deforestation and other threats at this time.[2]

This mouse opossum does not have a pouch. It is reddish or grayish brown in color with a cream-colored belly and a dark eye ring. It is up to 13.5 centimeters long, not including its slender, scaly tail, which may be over 15 centimeters long.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardner, A. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b c d Patterson, B. & Solari S. 2008. Gracilinanus aceramarcae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
  3. ^ Aceramarca Gracile Mouse Opossum. Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE).