Marmosops paulensis 

Scope: Global

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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)
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 ParanĂ¡ states (Gardner, 2007).
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Population [top]

Population:Known from relatively few specimens and localities; habitat range narrow (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

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 2008: e.T136278A4268530. . Downloaded on 29 August 2016.
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