Rufous mouse opossum

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Rufous mouse opossum[1]
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Rufous mouse opossum (above) and long-nosed short-tailed opossum (below)
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M. lepida
Binomial name
Marmosa lepida
Thomas, 1888
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Rufous mouse opossum range

The rufous mouse opossum (Marmosa lepida) or little rufous mouse opossum[2] is an opossum species from South America. The species has been found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Surinam in lowland tropical rainforest at altitudes from 100 to 1000 m.[2] It is presumed to feed on insects and fruit, like its close relatives.[2]

References[edit]

  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. 9. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b c d Weksler, M. & Bonvicino, C. (2008). "Marmosa lepida". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008.