This marsupial is known from northeastern Brazil on Ilha Marajó, Pará, and possibly one small island to the west, Ihla Caldeirão (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999; Gardner, 2007).
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Brito, D. & Astua de Moraes, D.
Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the 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.
Apparently rare, known only from several individuals.
The loss of habitat will most probably have caused a decline in the population.
Does not occur in any protected areas and surveys are needed to establish the extent of occurrence, ecology, and abundance.
Marajó short-tailed opossum
- Gardner, A. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 15. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.
- Brito, D. & Astua de Moraes, D. (2008). Monodelphis maraxina. 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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