White-bellied woolly mouse opossum

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White-bellied woolly mouse opossum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosa
Subgenus: Micoureus
Species: M. constantiae
Binomial name
Marmosa constantiae
(Thomas, 1904)
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White-bellied woolly mouse opossum range
Synonyms

Micoureus constantiae (Thomas, 1904)

The white-bellied woolly mouse opossum, Marmosa constantiae, is a small pouchless marsupial of the family Didelphidae.[2] It is arboreal and nocturnal and inhabits moist forests in eastern Bolivia, the Brazilian State of Mato Grosso, and northwestern Argentina. The main components of its diet are probably insects and fruits, but it may also eat small rodents, lizards, and bird eggs. It was formerly assigned to the genus Micoureus, which was made a subgenus of Marmosa in 2009.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weksler, M., Patterson, B. & Bonvicino, C. (2011). "Marmosa constantiae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 January 2012.  Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
  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. 12. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Voss, R. S.; Jansa, S. A. (2009). "Phylogenetic relationships and classification of didelphid marsupials, an extant radiation of New World metatherian mammals". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 322: 1–177. doi:10.1206/322.1. hdl:2246/5975.