Hooded red-sided opossum

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Hooded red-sided opossum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Monodelphis
Species: M. palliolata
(Osgood, 1914)
Binomial name
Monodelphis palliolata
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Hooded red-sided opossum range

The hooded red-sided opossum (Monodelphis palliolata) is a South American opossum species of the family Didelphidae.[2] Until recently, it was viewed as a subspecies of M. brevicaudata.[2] It is found in Colombia and Venezuela at altitudes from sea level to 2250 m.[1] It is a primarily nonarboreal resident of tropical rainforest, but has also been seen in areas under cultivation.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Pérez-Hernandez, R.; Ventura, J.; López Fuster, M. (2016). "Monodelphis palliolata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T136516A22172033. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T136516A22172033.en. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 15. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.