Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in southeastern Brazil, including the States of Espirito Santo (southern portion), Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Santa Catarina. It has also been reported for Argentina (Pine and Handley Jr. 2008, Flores et al. 2007).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is found in lowland Atlantic humid coastal forest (Eisenberg and Redford 1999, Emmons and Feer 1997). 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
2015

Assessor/s
Vieira, E. & Brito, D.

Reviewer/s
Martin, G.M.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is listed as Least Concern 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
  • 2008
    Least Concern (LC)
  • 1996
    Vulnerable (VU)
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Population

Population
This species is considered uncommon (GMA Brazil) but 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
There are no major threats. Habitat loss is a threat in parts of this species' range and some subpopulations are in decline.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This 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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