Dusky slender opossum

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Dusky slender opossum[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosops
Species: M. fuscatus
Binomial name
Marmosops fuscatus
(Thomas, 1896)
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Dusky slender opossum range

M. carri (J.A. Allen and Chapman, 1897)
M. perfuscus (Thomas, 1924)

The dusky slender opossum (Marmosops fuscatus) is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae. It is found in Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]


  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. 10. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Lew, D.; Gutiérrez, E.; Ventura, J.; Pérez-Hernandez, R. & López Fuster, M. (2011). "Marmosops fuscatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 January 2012.  Database entry includes justification for why this species is data deficient