Karimi's fat-tailed mouse opossum

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Karimi's fat-tailed mouse opossum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Thylamys
Species: T. karimii
Binomial name
Thylamys karimii
Petter, 1968
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Karimi's fat-tailed mouse opossum range

Karimi's fat-tailed mouse opossum (Thylamys karimii) is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae.[2] It is endemic to central and northeast Brazil, where it is found in the cerrado and caatinga.[1] Its head-and-body length is about 95 millimeters, and its tail length is about 72 millimeters. It is very similar to T. pallidor. Its tail may be nonprehensile.[3] The species is named after Iranian epidemiologist Y. Karimi.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pires Costa, A. & Patterson, B. (2008). Thylamys karimii. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 20 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. 17. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Eisenberg, John Frederick; Redford, Kent Hubbard (1999). Mammals of the Neotropics: The Central Neotropics: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil. University of Chicago Press. pp. 624 (see p. 75). ISBN 978-0-226-19542-1. 
  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009-09-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 219–20. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.