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Marmosops paulensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA DIDELPHIMORPHIA DIDELPHIDAE

Scientific Name: Marmosops paulensis
Species Authority: (Tate, 1931)
Common Name(s):
English Brazilian Slender Opossum

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Brito, D., Astua de Moraes, D., Lew, D. & Soriano, P.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern although its populations are thought to be uncommon within its relatively restricted distribution, it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category. A large portion of suitable habitat has not been sampled and the species may be more common than presently thought.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to southeast Brazil, where it occurs from Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Paraná states (Gardner, 2007).
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: Known from relatively few specimens and localities; habitat range narrow (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Known only from wet montane forest and cloud forest (Mustrangi and Patton 1997).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Brito, D., Astua de Moraes, D., Lew, D. & Soriano, P. 2008. Marmosops paulensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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