Tate's fat-tailed mouse opossum

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Tate's fat-tailed mouse opossum
Scientific classification
T. tatei
Binomial name
Thylamys tatei
Handley, 1957
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Tate's fat-tailed mouse opossum range

Tate's fat-tailed mouse opossum (Thylamys tatei) is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae,[2] named after American zoologist George Henry Hamilton Tate.[3] It is found at elevations of 300 to 3,000 m along the coast of central Peru.[1] The species has the northernmost range of any member of its genus.[1] It has white ventral fur and short condylobasal and zygomatic lengths. T. pallidior is very similar.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Solari, S. (2015). "Thylamys tatei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T136243A22173132. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T136243A22173132.en. Retrieved 6 November 2016.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Gardner, A.L. (2005). "Order Didelphimorphia". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009-09-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 405. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.
  4. ^ Gardner, Alfred L. (2008). Mammals of South America: Marsupials, xenarthrans, shrews, and bats. University of Chicago Press. pp. 669 (see p. 115). ISBN 0-226-28240-6.