White-bellied slender opossum

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White-bellied Slender Opossum[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosops
Species: M. noctivagus
Binomial name
Marmosops noctivagus
(Tschudi, 1845)
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White-bellied Slender Opossum range

The White-bellied Slender Opossum, Marmosops noctivagus, is an opossum species from South America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.

Recent research suggests that M. dorothea is a synonym of M. noctivagus.[3]


  1. ^ 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. 11. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Solari, S. & Patterson, B. (2008). Marmosops noctivagus. 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
  3. ^ Voss, Robert S.; Tarifa, Teresa; Yensen, Eric (2004-12-30). "An introduction to Marmosops (Marsupialia, Didelphidae), with the description of a new species from Bolivia and notes on the taxonomy and distribution of other Bolivian forms". American Museum Novitates (American Museum of Natural History) 3466: 1–40. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2004)466<0001:aitmmd>2.0.co;2. Retrieved 2011-01-30.