Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Found in the Southeast of Brazil, including the States of Espiritu Santo (southern portion), Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Santa Catarina and is reported from Argentina (Gardner, 2007).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Found in lowland Atlantic humid coastal forest (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999; Emmons and Feer, 1997). Their activity is predominantly terrestrial and crepuscular.

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
Vieira, E. & Brito, D.

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

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Justification
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, occurrence in a number of protected areas and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

History
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
Uncommon (GMA Brazil). The species may be more common than surveys suggest due to inadequate sampling (Viera and Brito pers. comm.).

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
No major threat. Habitat loss is a threat in parts of the species' range and some populations are in decline.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species occurs in several protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Long-nosed short-tailed opossum

The Long-nosed Short-tailed Opossum, Monodelphis scalops, is an opossum species from South America. It is found in Argentina and 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. ^ Vieira, E. & Brito, D. (2008). Monodelphis scalops. 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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