Overview

Distribution

Range Description

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).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Their activity is predominantly terrestrial and crepuscular. Habitat and behaviour is not known, but is possibly is similar to Monodelphis domestica.

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.

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 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.

History
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
Apparently rare, known only from several individuals.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The loss of habitat will most probably have caused a decline in the population.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Does not occur in any protected areas and surveys are needed to establish the extent of occurrence, ecology, and abundance.
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Wikipedia

Marajó short-tailed opossum

The Marajó short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis maraxina) is an opossum species from South America. It is found in 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. 15. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.
  2. ^ 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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