Reig's opossum

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Reig's opossum[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Monodelphis
Species: M. reigi
Lew & Pérez-Hernández, 2004
Binomial name
Monodelphis reigi
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Reig's opossum range

Reig's opossum (Monodelphis reigi) is a South American opossum species of the family Didelphidae, discovered in 2004.[2] It is named after Argentine biologist Osvaldo Reig (1929–1992).[3] It was initially found in montane forest in Canaima National Park, Venezuela at an elevation of 1300 m in the Sierra de Lema.[2] It is typically found between 1100 m and 2050 m on Mount Ayanganna.[4]


  1. ^ Gardner, Alfred L. (2007), "Tribe Monodelphini", in Gardner, Alfred L., Mammals of South America, Volume 1: Marsupials, Xenarthrans, Shrews, and Bats, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 39–116 (p. 100), ISBN 978-0-226-28240-4, OCLC 644361912
  2. ^ a b c Pérez-Hernandez, R.; Ventura, J.; López Fuster, M. (2016). "Monodelphis reigi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T136392A22170127. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009-09-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 338. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.
  4. ^ Patterson, Bruce D. Biogeography of Mammals From the Guianas of South America. Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2012. 236-46.