Chestnut-striped opossum

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Chestnut-striped opossum[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Monodelphis
Species: M. rubida
Binomial name
Monodelphis rubida
(Thomas, 1936)
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Chestnut-striped opossum range

The chestnut-striped opossum (Monodelphis rubida) is an opossum species from South America. It is found in Brazil. More specifically, it is found in East and Central Brazil, including areas such as Goiás, 'Mina Gerais, and São Paulo. It is terrestrial and is active around twilight. There has a been population depletion of about 20% in the last 10 years due to deforestation and habitat loss. It is nearing Threatened, but the exact number of their species in unknown.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardner, A. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Astua de Moraes, D. & Vieira, E. (2008). "Monodelphis rubida". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008.  Database entry includes justification for why this species is data deficient
  3. ^ Unknown. "Monodelphis Rubida: Details." Encyclopedia of Life. EOL, n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2013.