Marmosops parvidens 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Didelphimorphia Didelphidae

Scientific Name: Marmosops parvidens
Species Authority: (Tate, 1931)
Common Name(s):
English Delicate Slender Mouse Opossum, Delicate Slender Opossum, Opossum-souris Délicat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Catzeflis, F. & Silva, C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:It occurs across the Guiana Shield in Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana and south through northern Brazil (Voss et al., 2001; Gardner, 2007).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:Usually uncommon to rare; occasionally locally common (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This marsupial is strongly associated with moist habitats, and prefers moist tropical forest. It is nocturnal; arboreal and terrestrial; solitary. Feeds on insects and fruit. This species appears to forage both in the trees and on the ground in the forest understory usually in tall, open-understory, terra firme forest. They are slower-moving than most other mouse opossums and they are often found sitting still perched on a low shrub or a branch of a treefall. When disturbed they run a few feet up into a sapling, where they stop and can be caught by hand. Found in mature, closed canopy, evergreen forest, not often in disturbed or secondary forest. Embryo counts vary from six to seven (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999; Emmons and Feer, 1997). Found at elevations up to 1000 m asl in Venezuela, although it can reach 2000 m asl.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Catzeflis, F. & Silva, C. 2008. Marmosops parvidens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T12824A3386308. . Downloaded on 25 August 2016.
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