Dorothy's slender opossum

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Dorothy's slender opossum[1]
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M. dorothea
Binomial name
Marmosops dorothea
(Thomas, 1911)
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Dorothy's slender opossum range
Synonyms

M. ocellatus (Tate, 1931)
M. yungasensis (Tate, 1931)

Dorothy's slender opossum (Marmosops dorothea) is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae. It is found in Brazil and Bolivia. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

Recent research suggests that M. dorothea is a synonym of M. noctivagus, the white-bellied slender opossum. On the other hand, M. ocellatus, a junior synonym of M. dorothea, may be a separate true species.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 10. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Solari, S. & Patterson, B. (2008). "Marmosops ocellatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  3. ^ Voss, Robert S.; Tarifa, Teresa; Yensen, Eric (2004-12-30). "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. American Museum of Natural History. 3466: 1–40. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2004)466<0001:aitmmd>2.0.co;2. Retrieved 2011-01-30.