Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Didelphimorphia Didelphidae

Scientific Name: Marmosa rubra
Species Authority: Tate, 1931
Common Name(s):
English Red Mouse Opossum
French Opossum-souris Roux

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Weksler, M., Patterson, B. & Bonvicino, C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements. This species may be threatened as much of its suspected range is being converted to agriculture and human settlement. Further research is needed to determine the range and effects of threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in the Amazon River basin adjacent to the Andes in eastern Ecuador and Peru (Gardner, 2007).
Countries occurrence:
Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: This species can be locally common, but may have a patchy distribution (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been trapped on the ground and in the thatched roof of a house. It is found in lowland forest and secondary forest (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Weksler, M., Patterson, B. & Bonvicino, C. 2008. Marmosa rubra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T40507A10321574. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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