Agricola's gracile opossum

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Agricola's Gracile Opossum[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Cryptonanus
Species: C. agricolai
(Moojen, 1943)
Binomial name
Cryptonanus agricolai
Gardner, 2007
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Agricola's gracile opossum range

Gracilinanus agricolai (Moojen, 1943)

Agricola's gracile opossum (Cryptonanus agricolai) is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae endemic to eastern Brazil.[3] Its habitat is the caatinga and cerrado.[2] While its conservation status has not been determined, expansion of agricultural activities is leading to loss of some of its habitat. There are several protected areas in the species' range but it has not been collected from these areas.[2] The species is named after Brazilian physician Ernani Agricola.[4]


  1. ^ Voss, R.S.; Lunde, D.P.; Jansa; S.A. (2005). "On the contents of Gracilinanus Gardner & Creighton, 1989, with the description of a previously unrecognized clade of small didelphid marsupials". American Museum Novitates. 3482: 1–34. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2005)482[0001:OTCOGG]2.0.CO;2. hdl:2246/5673. 
  2. ^ a b c Carmignotto, A.P.; Astua de Moraes, D.; Cáceres, N. (2016). "Cryptonanus agricolai". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T136545A22177735. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Gardner, A.L. (2005). "Order Didelphimorphia". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009-09-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.