Overview

Distribution

Range Description

South of the Amazon and west of the Xingu in Brazil, through Bolivia (La Paz and Pando departments) to Manu National Park in Peru (Anderson, 1997; Gardner, 2007)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Lowland tropical forest. Species of the genus Monodelphis are among the least arboreal of the Didelphids, and are usually found on the ground, though they can climb. They are nocturnal, and their diet consists of small rodents, insects, carrion, seeds, and fruit (Nowak, 1999).

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
Brito, D. & Astua de Moraes, D.

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 in because of its wide distribution, probably 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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Population

Population
Unknown.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to this species. Extreme southern portion of range is subjected to logging, soybean plantations, cattle, and general loss of habitat.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Likely found in several protected areas within its range. Further research is needed into the biology, ecology and distribution of this species.
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Wikipedia

Amazonian red-sided opossum

The Amazonian red-sided opossum, Monodelphis glirina, is a South American opossum species of the family Didelphidae,[2] formerly viewed as part of M. brevicaudata.[1] It is found in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru, where it inhabits the Amazon rainforest. It is omnivorous, nocturnal, and primarily nonarboreal.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Brito, D. & Astua de Moraes, D. (2008). Monodelphis glirina. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 24 March 2009.
  2. ^ Gardner, A. L. (2005). "Order Didelphimorphia". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
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