Dorothy's slender opossum

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Dorothy's slender opossum[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosops
Species: M. dorothea
Binomial name
Marmosops dorothea
(Thomas, 1911)
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Dorothy's slender opossum range
Synonyms

M. ocellatus (Tate, 1931)
M. yungasensis (Tate, 1931)

Dorothy's slender opossum (Marmosops dorothea) is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae. It is found in Brazil and Bolivia. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

Recent research suggests that M. dorothea is a synonym of M. noctivagus, the white-bellied slender opossum. On the other hand, M. ocellatus, a junior synonym of M. dorothea, may be a separate true species.[3]

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