Marmosops fuscatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Didelphimorphia Didelphidae

Scientific Name: Marmosops fuscatus
Species Authority: Thomas, 1896
Common Name(s):
English Gray-bellied Slender Mouse Opossum
French Opossum-souris sombre

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-06-30
Assessor(s): Lew, D., Gutiérrez, E., Ventura, J., Pérez-Hernandez, R. & López Fuster, M.
Reviewer(s): Flores, D. & Chiozza, F.
This species is listed as Data Deficient in the absence of recent information on its Extent of Occurrence, population sizes and ecological requirements. This species may be threatened as much of its known range is being converted to agriculture and human settlement. Further research is needed to determine the range and effects of threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2008 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in the eastern Andes of Colombia (Departmento Cundinamarca), the Cordillera de Mérida, the Serranía de San Luis, and the Cordillera de la Costa in Venezuela, and the island of Trinidad at elevations between 650 and 2,400 m (Cordero 2001, Rivas and Salcedo 2006, Gardner 2007).
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Lower elevation limit (metres): 650
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2400
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Population [top]

Population: This species is locally common in some areas (Emmons and Feer 1997), and relatively rare in other places (Lord 2000).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species mainly inhabits montane forest and cloud forest above 1,000 m, but can occur at lower elevations. It is found in evergreen forest and clearings (Emmons and Feer 1997), often near water. This species is nocturnal, arboreal and terrestrial. Although alleged to be insectivorous or omnivorous (Emmons and Feer 1997, Cordero 2001), no analyses of relevant dietary data have been published (Voss et al. 2004).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are habitat loss and degradation from human activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Lew, D., Gutiérrez, E., Ventura, J., Pérez-Hernandez, R. & López Fuster, M. 2011. Marmosops fuscatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T12819A3385221. . Downloaded on 01 June 2016.
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