Philander andersoni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Philander andersoni
Species Authority: (Osgood, 1913)
Common Name(s):
English Anderson's Four-eyed Opossum, Black Four-eyed Opossum
French Opossum Noir

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Patton, J.L. & Astua de Moraes, 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 view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs 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 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found in southern Venezuela, in the upper reaches of the Amazon Basin, in eastern Colombia, Ecuador, the Department of Ucayali in Peru, and the state of Acre in western Brazil. In Colombia, this species is found up to 500 m asl (Alberico et al. 2000).
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Locally common (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in mature and disturbed lowland rainforest (Emmons and Feer, 1997) Nocturnal, terrestrial, arboreal and solitary.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in many protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Patton, J.L. & Astua de Moraes, D. 2008. Philander andersoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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