Andean white-eared opossum

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Andean white-eared opossum[1]
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Didelphis
Species: D. pernigra
Binomial name
Didelphis pernigra
J. A. Allen, 1900
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Andean white-eared opossum range

The Andean white-eared opossum (Didelphis pernigra) is an opossum species from South America. It is found in the Andes Mountains, ranging from Venezuela to Bolivia.[1]

Together with the Guianan white-eared opossum (D. imperfecta), this species was separated from the white-eared opossum (D. albiventris) in 2002, having been included with that species in 1993.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 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. 6. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Lew, D.; Patterson, B.; Delgado, C. & Solari, S. (2008). "Didelphis pernigra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 

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