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Monodelphis rubida

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA DIDELPHIMORPHIA DIDELPHIDAE

Scientific Name: Monodelphis rubida
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1899)
Common Name/s:
English Chestnut-striped Opossum, Chestnut-striped Short-tailed Opossum
French Opossum-musaraigne Roux

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Astua de Moraes, D. & Vieira, E.
Reviewer/s: Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its status and ecological requirements. There has likely been a population reduction of at least 20% over the last 10 years based on inference and suspicion derived from the loss of forest habitat. This species could be threatened, however, the extent to which is unknown at this time. Further research is needed.
History:
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has been recorded from east central Brazil including the states of Goiás, Mina Gerais, and São Paulo (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999; Gardner, 2007).
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: Apparently uncommon or rare (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Their activity is predominantly terrestrial and crepuscular.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The loss of habitat will most probably have caused a decline in the population, however, the extent of this decline is unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is suspected to occur in at least one protected areas. More information is needed about habitat protection, ecology, extent of occurrence and occupation, and abundance in order to assess this species.
Citation: Astua de Moraes, D. & Vieira, E. 2008. Monodelphis rubida. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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