Guahiba gracile opossum

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Guahiba Gracile Opossum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Cryptonanus
Species: C. guahybae
Binomial name
Cryptonanus guahybae
(Tate, 1931)
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Guahiba gracile opossum range

The Guahiba gracile opossum (Cryptonanus guahybae) is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae.[2] It is endemic to southern Brazil, where it is known only from three islands, Guahiba, São Lourenço, and Taquara, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.[1] The poorly studied species is presumed to inhabit subtropical forests, and thus to be threatened by deforestation.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Costa, L.; Astua de Moraes, D.; Brito, D.; Soriano, P.; Lew, D. & Delgado, C. (2008). "Cryptonanus guahybae". 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. 7. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  • Tate, G.H.H. (1931). "Brief diagnoses of twenty-six apparently new forms of Marmosa (Marsupialia) from South America". American Museum Novitates. 493: 1–14. hdl:2246/3835. 
  • Voss, R.S.; Lunde, D.P.; Jansa; S.A. (2005). "On the contents of Gracilinanus Gardner & Creighton, 1989, with the description of a previously unrecognized clade of small didelphid marsupials". American Museum Novitates. 3482: 1–34. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2005)482[0001:OTCOGG]2.0.CO;2. hdl:2246/5673.