Amazonian red-sided opossum

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Amazonian red-sided opossum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Monodelphis
Species: M. glirina
(Wagner, 1842)
Binomial name
Monodelphis glirina
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Amazonian red-sided opossum range

The Amazonian red-sided opossum, Monodelphis glirina, is a South American opossum species of the family Didelphidae,[2] formerly viewed as part of M. brevicaudata.[1] It is found in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru, where it inhabits the Amazon rainforest. It is omnivorous, nocturnal, and primarily nonarboreal.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Brito, D. & Astua de Moraes, D. (2008). Monodelphis glirina. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 24 March 2009.
  2. ^ Gardner, A. L. (2005). "Order Didelphimorphia". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.