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Barcode data: Marmosops parvidens
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Marmosops parvidens
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 16
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
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Red List Criteria
- 1996Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)
Delicate slender opossum
The delicate slender opossum, Marmosops parvidens, is a small pouchless marsupial of the family Didelphidae that occurs in French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and adjacent Venezuela and Brazil. Marmosops pinheiroi, Marmosops bishopi and Marmosops juninensis had long been considered to represent the same species, until parvidens and pinheiroi were found in sympatry in French Guiana. This species is found in moist primary tropical rainforest at elevations up to 2000 m. It is nocturnal and partially arboreal, and feeds on insects and fruit.
- Catzeflis, F. & Silva, C. (2008). Marmosops parvidens. 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
- 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. 11. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.