Gracilinanus marica 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Didelphimorphia Didelphidae

Scientific Name: Gracilinanus marica (Thomas, 1898)
Common Name(s):
English Northern Gracile Mouse Opossum
French Petit opossum-souris du nord
Gracilinanus perijae Hershkovitz, 1992

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-07-28
Assessor(s): Pérez-Hernandez, R., Ventura, J. & López Fuster, M.
Reviewer(s): Martin, G.M.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its tolerance to habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is confined to the north of Colombia and the northern coast of Venezuela (Gardner 2008). Gardner (2008) lists a locality in Cundinamarca, La Selva, near Bogotá, also recorded as La Silva by Cuartas-Calle and Muñoz Arango 2003. There is an isolated record from Las Marimondas (1,450 m), Sierra de Perijá, La Guajira, Colombia (Hershkovitz 1992). The species is found from sea level up to 1,700 m (extended up to 2600 m by Cuartas-Calle and Muñoz Arango 2003).
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):4000
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Population [top]

Population:The species is probably naturally rare (D. Lew and P. Soriano pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is associated with humid environments, frequently using the ecotone between forest and grasslands, mainly in riparian forest. This species is arboreal, and is found in lowland to montane rainforest, deciduous forest, and secondary forest (Emmons and Feer 1997). Also at edges of savannah habitats (Creighton and Gardner 2008) Its diet consists mainly of fruits and insects. There are records from coffee plantations (Hershkovitz 1992).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is some threat from habitat loss, though not as severe since the species uses secondary habitats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is found in several protected areas.

Citation: Pérez-Hernandez, R., Ventura, J. & López Fuster, M. 2016. Gracilinanus marica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T9420A22169944. . Downloaded on 16 July 2018.
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