Bishop's slender opossum

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Bishop's slender opossum[1]
Scientific classification
M. bishopi
Binomial name
Marmosops bishopi
Pine, 1981[3]
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Bishop's slender opossum range

Marmosa parvidens bishopi Pine, 1981

Bishop's slender opossum (Marmosops bishopi) is a small, arboreal marsupial opossum native to Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia.[1] It somewhat resembles a placental rat or shrew.


  1. ^ a b 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. 10. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Weksler, M.; Patterson, B. & Bonvicino, C. (2008). "Marmosops bishopi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  3. ^ Pine, Ronald H. (1981). "Reviews of the mouse opossums Marmosa parvidens Tate and Marmosa invicta Goldman (Mammalia: Marsupialia: Didelphidae) with description of a new species" (PDF). Mammalia. 45 (1): 63–64. doi:10.1515/mamm.1981.45.1.55.

Further reading[edit]

  • Voss, Robert S.; Lunde, Darrin P.; Simmons, Nancy B. (2001). "The Mammals of Paracou, French Guiana: A Neotropical Lowland Rainforest Fauna. Part 2, Nonvolant Species". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 263: 3, 48, 210. hdl:2246/386.
  • Voss, Robert S.; Tarifa, Teresa; Yensen, Eric (2004). "An Introduction to Marmosops (Marsupialia: Didelphidae), with the Description of a New Species from Bolivia and Notes on the Taxonomy and Distribution of Other Bolivian Forms". American Museum Novitates. 3466: 15, 24–25, 33. hdl:2246/2776.