Gray-bellied caenolestid

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Gray-bellied Caenolestid[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Paucituberculata
Family: Caenolestidae
Genus: Caenolestes
Species: C. caniventer
Binomial name
Caenolestes caniventer
Anthony, 1921
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Gray-bellied shrew opossum range

The gray-bellied caenolestid (Caenolestes caniventer), or grey-bellied shrew opossum, is a species of shrew opossum in the family Caenolestidae. It is found in Ecuador and Peru.[2]


  1. ^ Gardner, A.L. (2005). "Order Paucituberculata". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Patterson, B. & Solari, S. (2008). Caenolestes caniventer. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is listed as near threatened