Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Found discontinuously south of the Amazon in eastern Peru and central Brazil (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999; Gardner, 2007).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Found only in terra firme forest (Patton et al., 2000). Found from sea level to 300 m (Patton pers. comm.). Their activity is predominantly terrestrial and crepuscular. Found around fallen logs in lowland evergreen rainforest (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999; Emmons and Feer, 1997).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Patton, J.L. & Percequillo, A.R.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is listed as Least Concern because of its wide distribution, presumed 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.

History
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
    (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
The loss of habitat will most probably have caused a decline in the population. Apparently rare, known from only a few individuals and localities (Emmons and Feer, 1997).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to this species at this time.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Presumed to occur in several protected areas throughout its range.
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Wikipedia

Emilia's short-tailed opossum

Emilia's short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis emiliae) is an opossum species from South America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardner, A. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Patton, J. L. & Percequillo, A. R. (2008). Monodelphis emiliae. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
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