Tate's woolly mouse opossum

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Tate's woolly mouse opossum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosa
Subgenus: Micoureus
Species: M. paraguayana
Binomial name
Marmosa paraguayana
(Tate, 1931)
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Tate's woolly mouse opossum range
Synonyms

Micoureus paraguayanus
(Tate, 1931)
Micoureus travassosi
(Miranda-Ribeiro, 1936)

Tate's woolly mouse opossum (Marmosa paraguayana[2]) is an omnivorous, arboreal South American marsupial of the family Didelphidae,[3] named after American zoologist George Henry Hamilton Tate.[4] It is native to Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The species lives in both primary and secondary forest, including forest fragments within grassland.[1] Insects are a major component of its diet.[1] It was formerly assigned to the genus Micoureus, which was made a subgenus of Marmosa in 2009.[2] While its conservation status is "least concern", its habitat is shrinking through urbanization and conversion to agriculture over much of its range.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Brito, D.; Astua de Moraes, D.; de la Sancha, N.; Flores, D. (2015). "Marmosa paraguayanus [sic]". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T136844A22174858. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T136844A22174858.en. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Voss, R. S.; Jansa, S. A. (2009). "Phylogenetic relationships and classification of didelphid marsupials, an extant radiation of New World metatherian mammals". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 322: 1–177. doi:10.1206/322.1. hdl:2246/5975. 
  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. 13. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  4. ^ 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.