Ronald's opossum

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Ronald's opossum[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Monodelphis
Species: M. ronaldi
Solari, 2004
Binomial name
Monodelphis ronaldi
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Ronald's opossum range

Ronald's opossum (Monodelphis ronaldi) is a South American opossum species of the family Didelphidae. It was discovered in 2004, and most closely resembles M. adusta.[2] It is known only from Manú National Park, Peru, where it inhabits the Amazon rainforest.[2] It is named after American zoologist Ronald H. Pine.


  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
  2. ^ a b c Solari, S. & Patterson, B. (2008). "Monodelphis ronaldi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 March 2009.