Brazilian slender opossum

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Brazilian slender opossum[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosops
Species: M. paulensis
Binomial name
Marmosops paulensis
Tate, 1931
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Brazilian slender opossum range

The Brazilian slender opossum (Marmosops paulensis) is an opossum species from South America. It is found in moist montane forest in the Atlantic Forest region of southeastern Brazil. Its breeding appears to be fully semelparous, unusual for a mammal.[3]


  1. ^ 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. pp. 11–12. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Brito, D.; Astua de Moraes, D.; Lew, D. & Soriano, P. (2008). "Marmosops paulensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Leiner, Natalia O.; Setz, Eleonore Z. F.; Silva, Wesley R. (February 2008). "Semelparity and Factors Affecting the Reproductive Activity of the Brazilian Slender Opossum (Marmosps paulensis) in Southeastern Brazil". Journal of Mammalogy. American Society of Mammalogists. 89 (1): 153–158. doi:10.1644/07-MAMM-A-083.1. Retrieved 2010-10-15.