Bare-tailed woolly mouse opossum

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Bare-tailed woolly mouse opossum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosa
Subgenus: Micoureus
Species: M. regina
Binomial name
Marmosa regina
(Thomas, 1898)
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Bare-tailed woolly mouse opossum range

Micoureus regina (Thomas, 1898)

The bare-tailed woolly mouse opossum[2] (Marmosa regina) or short-furred woolly mouse opossum[1] is a South American marsupial of the family Didelphidae.[2] Its range includes Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. It is found in tropical rainforest in the westernmost portion of the Amazon Basin and the eastern foothills of the Andes, at elevations up to 1634 m.[1] It was formerly assigned to the genus Micoureus, which was made a subgenus of Marmosa in 2009.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Weksler, M.; Patterson, B. & Bonvicino, C. (2011). "Marmosa regina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 13. 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. Retrieved 2012-01-18.