Cinderella fat-tailed mouse opossum

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Cinderella fat-tailed mouse opossum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Thylamys
Species: T. cinderella
Binomial name
Thylamys cinderella
Thomas, 1902
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Cinderella fat-tailed mouse opossum range

The Cinderella fat-tailed mouse opossum (Thylamys cinderella) is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae.[2] It is found in northern Argentina and southern Bolivia, in the eastern foothills of the Andes.[1] Its dorsal fur is gray brown to dark brown. Its ventral fur is gray-based, except for the white to yellowish chest hairs. It is distinguished from Thylamys sponsorius by its well-developed postorbital ridges.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Diaz M. & Barquez, R. (2008). "Thylamys cinderella". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 20 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. 17. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Gardner, Alfred L. (2008). Mammals of South America: Marsupials, xenarthrans, shrews, and bats. University of Chicago Press. p. 669. ISBN 0-226-28240-6.