Monodelphis scalops


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Monodelphis scalops
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1888)
Common Name(s):
English Long-nosed Short-tailed Opossum
French Opossum-musaraigne À Tête Rouge
Spanish Colicorto De Cabeza Roja

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Vieira, E. & Brito, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, occurrence in a number of protected areas and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found in the Southeast of Brazil, including the States of Espiritu Santo (southern portion), Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Santa Catarina and is reported from Argentina (Gardner, 2007).
Argentina; Brazil; Paraguay
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Population [top]

Population: Uncommon (GMA Brazil). The species may be more common than surveys suggest due to inadequate sampling (Viera and Brito pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in lowland Atlantic humid coastal forest (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999; Emmons and Feer, 1997). Their activity is predominantly terrestrial and crepuscular.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threat. Habitat loss is a threat in parts of the species' range and some populations are in decline.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Vieira, E. & Brito, D. 2008. Monodelphis scalops. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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