Quechuan mouse opossum

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Quechuan mouse opossum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosa
Subgenus: Marmosa
Species: M. macrotarsus
Binomial name
Marmosa macrotarsus
Wagner, 1842
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Quechuan mouse opossum range

Micoureus quichua (Thomas, 1899)

The Quechuan mouse opossum (Marmosa macrotarsus)[2] is a South American opossum species of the family Didelphidae.[3] It is known from two areas of montane forest on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Peru, at altitudes from 300 to 2700 m.[1] The type locality in the Valle de Occobamba is in the southern area, in Cuzco Region, while the northern area is in the vicinity of Moyobamba in San Martín Region. The true range may be more extensive and possibly extends into Bolivia.[1] The northern area has suffered from habitat destruction, but the southern area is not seriously degraded.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Solari, S. & Patterson, B. (2008). "Marmosa quichua". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 21 March 2009. .
  2. ^ Voss, Robert S; Gutiérrez, Eliécer E; Solari, Sergio; Rossi, Rogerio V; Jansa, Sharon A (2014). "Phylogenetic relationships of mouse opossums (Didelphidae, Marmosa) with a revised subgeneric classification and notes on sympatric diversity". American Museum Novitates. 3817: 1–27. doi:10.1206/3817.1. 
  3. ^ 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. 9. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.