Cinderella fat-tailed mouse opossum

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Cinderella fat-tailed mouse opossum
Scientific classification
T. cinderella
Binomial name
Thylamys cinderella
Thomas, 1902
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Cinderella fat-tailed mouse opossum range

The Cinderella fat-tailed mouse opossum (Thylamys cinderella) is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae.[2] It is found in northern Argentina and southern Bolivia, in the eastern foothills of the Andes.[1] Its dorsal fur is gray brown to dark brown. Its ventral fur is gray-based, except for the white to yellowish chest hairs. It has been distinguished from T. sponsorius by the well-developed postorbital ridges of the latter,[3] but mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis does not support separate species status for sponsorius.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c Flores, D. (2016). "Thylamys cinderella". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T51343307A22173237. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T51343307A22173237.en. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  2. ^ 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. 17. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. ^ Gardner, Alfred L. (2008). Mammals of South America: Marsupials, xenarthrans, shrews, and bats. University of Chicago Press. p. 669. ISBN 0-226-28240-6.
  4. ^ Braun, J.K.; et al. (2005). "Phylogenetic and biogeographic relationships of mouse opossums Thylamys (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae) in southern South America". Journal of Mammalogy. 86 (1): 147–159. doi:10.1644/1545-1542(2005)086<0147:PABROM>2.0.CO;2.