Panama slender opossum

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Panama slender opossum[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosops
Species: M. invictus
Binomial name
Marmosops invictus
Goldman, 1912
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Panama slender opossum range

The Panama slender opossum (Marmosops invictus), also known as the slaty slender mouse opossum,[2] is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae. It is endemic to Panama, where it has been found in tropical rainforest habitats, including disturbed areas, at elevations from 500 to 1500 m.[2] This opossum is mostly terrestrial in its habits, and feeds on plants and insects.[2] It is vulnerable to deforestation.[2]

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. 11. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Sarmiudo, R. & Reid, F. (2008). "Marmosops invictus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008.