Overview

Distribution

Range Description

The species is endemic to southeast Brazil, where it is found in Rio Grande do Sul, São Paulo, Santa Catarina and Espírito Santo (Gardner, 2007).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Rain and subtropical forests of the Atlantic Coast.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Brito, D., Astua de Moraes, D., Lew, D. & Soriano, P.

Reviewer/s
Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing problems with its taxonomy as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements. This species is suspected to be threatened but the degree of threat is impossible to measure without more information on the species adaptability to habitat change and remaining area of occupancy.

History
  • 1996
    Lower Risk/near threatened
    (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
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Population

Population
Very little is known of populations of this species. A population reduction is suspected based on a severe drop reduction in extent of occurrence and/or quality of habitat by deforestation.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The loss of habitat is suspected to have caused a decline in various populations.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is likely to occur in several protected areas, however, more surveys to establish range of occurrence and occupation, and ecology are needed in order to assess it.
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Wikipedia

Ihering's three-striped opossum

Ihering's Three-striped Opossum, Monodelphis iheringi, is an opossum species from South America. It is found in Argentina and Brazil.

References

  1. ^ Gardner, A. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 14-15. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.
  2. ^ Brito, D., Astua de Moraes, D., Lew, D. & Soriano, P. (2008). Monodelphis iheringi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is data deficient
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