Marmosops cracens 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Didelphimorphia Didelphidae

Scientific Name: Marmosops cracens
Species Authority: (Handley & Gordon, 1979)
Common Name(s):
English Slim-faced Slender Mouse Opossum
French Opossum-souris Menu

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-06-30
Assessor(s): Lew, D., Pérez-Hernandez, R., Ventura, J., López Fuster, M. & Gutiérrez, E.
Reviewer(s): Flores, D. & Chiozza, F.
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of its very circumscribed distribution and the lack of new records after its description. This species is known from only three specimens caught at a single location (type locality). Further research is needed to determine the range and effects of numerous possible threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2008 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to the Estado Falcón in Venezuela. It is known only from the type locality, near La Pastora, 14 km ENE of Miremire, elevation 150 m (Handley and Gordon 1979).
Countries occurrence:
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Number of Locations: 1
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information about the size and trend of the population.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Specimens were captured in a mature evergreen forest with many vines and epiphytes, and with a closed subcanopy at 10 m and an irregular upper canopy at 25–30 m. Individuals were caught on the ground at the base of a tree (Handley and Gordon 1979).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is no information about the conservation actions currently in place.

Citation: Lew, D., Pérez-Hernandez, R., Ventura, J., López Fuster, M. & Gutiérrez, E. 2012. Marmosops cracens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T12817A509971. . Downloaded on 26 May 2016.
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