Rufous mouse opossum

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Rufous mouse opossum[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosa
Subgenus: Marmosa
Species: M. lepida
Binomial name
Marmosa lepida
Thomas, 1888
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Rufous mouse opossum range

The rufous mouse opossum, Marmosa lepida, is an opossum species from South America. The species has been found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Surinam in lowland tropical rainforest at altitudes from 100 to 1000 m.[2] It is presumed to feed on insects and fruit, like its close relatives.[2]


  1. ^ Gardner, A. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b c Weksler, M. & Bonvicino, C. (2008). Marmosa lepida. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern