Junin slender opossum

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Junin slender opossum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosops
Species: M. juninensis
Binomial name
Marmosops juninensis
(Tate, 1931)
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Junin slender opossum range

The Junin slender opossum (Marmosops juninensis) is a species of South American opossum in the family Didelphidae.[2] It is known only from the valley of the Chanchamayu in Peru (a range that includes Junín Region) where it lives in Andean montane forests at elevations between 1460 and 2200 m.[1] The species is threatened by destruction of its forest habitat as the area under cultivation in the region increases.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pacheco, V.; Solari, S. & Patterson, B. (2008). "Marmosops juninensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 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. 11. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.