Marajó short-tailed opossum

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Marajó short-tailed opossum[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Monodelphis
Species: M. maraxina
Binomial name
Monodelphis maraxina
Thomas, 1923
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Marajó short-tailed opossum range

The Marajó short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis maraxina) is an opossum species from South America.

It is endemic to Brazil, in the Amazon River delta region within Maranhão state.

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  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. 15. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Brito, D. & Astua de Moraes, D. (2008). "Monodelphis maraxina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008.  Database entry includes justification for why this species is data deficient