Amazonian red-sided opossum

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Amazonian red-sided opossum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Monodelphis
Species: M. glirina
(Wagner, 1842)
Binomial name
Monodelphis glirina
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Amazonian red-sided opossum range

The Amazonian red-sided opossum (Monodelphis glirina) is a South American opossum species of the family Didelphidae,[2] formerly viewed as part of M. brevicaudata.[1] It is found in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru, where it inhabits the Amazon rainforest. It is omnivorous, nocturnal, and primarily nonarboreal.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Brito, D. & Astua de Moraes, D. (2008). "Monodelphis glirina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 March 2009. 
  2. ^ 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. 14. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  • Infonatura
  • Castilheiro, W. F. F.; Santos Filho, M. dos (June 2013). "Diet of Monodelphis glirina (Mammalia: Didelphidae) in forest fragments in southern Amazon". Zoologia (Curitiba). 30 (3): 249–254. doi:10.1590/S1984-46702013000300001.