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Glironia venusta

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA DIDELPHIMORPHIA DIDELPHIDAE

Scientific Name: Glironia venusta
Species Authority: Thomas, 1912
Common Name(s):
English Bushy-tailed Opossum
Synonym(s):
Marmosa aceramarcae Tate, 1931

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Patterson, B. & Solari, S.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is list as Least Concern, although it is poorly known, the species’ range is not under enough threat to qualify for a higher category, it has a widespread distribution, a large presumed global population, and is found in protected areas.
History:
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Little is known about this species range. It has been collected from the Amazonian regions of Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru (Gardner, 2007), and Colombia (Alberico et al., 2000). The species is found up to 500 m (Alberico et al. 2000; D. Tirira pers. comm.). The disjunct distribution is likely a sampling artifact.
Countries:
Native:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: This species is apparently extremely rare; it is known only from nine individuals, each from a different locality (Emmons and Feer, 1997). The rarity of known individuals is likely due to difficulty sampling.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is a lack of information on the ecology of this species. Four specimens were taken by animal dealers from dense, humid tropical forests. The diet probably consists of insects, seeds, fruits and eggs. This species is nocturnal, arboreal, and solitary. It is known from rainforest and dry forest (Emmons and Feer, 1997). There are no records from outside of the forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Parts of its Brazilian range are likely threatened by deforestation, although the connectivity of these range outliers makes the extent of this threat difficult to measure.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has been recorded from some protected areas. Studies on distribution, abundance, and ecology are needed for this species.

Citation: Patterson, B. & Solari, S. 2008. Glironia venusta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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