Woolly mouse opossum

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Long-furred woolly mouse opossum[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosa
Subgenus: Micoureus
Species: M. demerarae
Binomial name
Marmosa demerarae
(Thomas, 1905)
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Long-furred woolly mouse opossum range
Synonyms

Micoureus demerarae (Thomas, 1905)

The woolly mouse opossum or long-furred woolly mouse opossum (Marmosa demerarae), known locally as the Cuíca,[3] is a South American marsupial of the family Didelphidae.[4] Its range includes central Colombia, Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, eastern Peru, northern Bolivia, and northern Brazil.[5] It was formerly assigned to the genus Micoureus, which was made a subgenus of Marmosa in 2009.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Brito, D.; Astua de Moraes, D. & Soriano, P. (2011). "Marmosa demerarae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ecoparque de Una". 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Gardner, A.L.; Creighton, G.K. (2007). "Genus Micoureus". In Gardner, A.L. Mammals of South America. Volume 1: Marsupials, Xenarthrans, Shrews, and Bats. University of Chicago Press. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-226-28240-4. 
  6. ^ 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.