Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Didelphimorphia Didelphidae

Scientific Name: Monodelphis ronaldi
Species Authority: Solari, 2004
Common Name(s):
English Ronald's Opossum

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Solari, S. & Patterson, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is Least Concern. Although known only from the holotype, it will likely be found in a wider area. The known locality is within a protected area, and the other potential range areas are not under high threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in the lowland forest of southeastern Peru (Solari, 2004). The species is known only from the type locality (S. Solari pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known only from the holotype. Although the vicinity of the area has been surveyed, appropriate sampling has not been extensive (S. Solari pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is most similar to Monodelphis adusta (Solari, 2004). The only known individual was found in mixed forest with cane thickets (S. Solari pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is a need for further research to determine the exact distributional limits. The only known individual was found in Manu National Park (S. Solari pers. comm.).

Citation: Solari, S. & Patterson, B. 2008. Monodelphis ronaldi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136404A4287178. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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