Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Didelphimorphia Didelphidae

Scientific Name: Thylamys fenestrae
Species Authority: Martin, 2009
Taxonomic Source(s): Martin, G. 2009. Sobre la identidad de Thylamys (Marsupialia, Didelphidae) del oeste pampeano y centrosur del Espinal, Argentina. Mastozoologia Neotropical 16: 333-346.
Taxonomic Notes: This species was recently elevated to species level, based in morphology. Specimens assigned to this taxon were previously included in T. pallidior. Recognized as full species by Martin (2009) on morphological and morphometrical grounds, although considered as part of T. pallidior by Giarla et al. (2011) based on molecular data. Later, Formoso et al. (2011) documented that morphological characters supposedly diagnostic of fenestrae falls within the range variation of T. pallidior.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-06-30
Assessor(s): Flores, D. & Martin, G.M.
Reviewer(s): Teta, P. & Chiozza, F.
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, 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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species occurs in central Argentina, from west of Buenos Aires Province to southern Cordoba and La Pampa provinces (Martin 2009). It is typical of Espinal and Pampean ecoregions.

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Population [top]

Population: The population trend is apparently stable.
Current Population Trend: Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits in dry forests and pampean areas from central Argentina.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known for the species, however, some populations are threatened by habitat conversion.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Surveys are needed to establish the distrbution and natural history of this species.

Citation: Flores, D. & Martin, G.M. 2011. Thylamys fenestrae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T199836A9129422. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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