Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known from only five specimens and is only found in eastern Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais (Gardner, 2007). The Peruvian distribution referred to in Gardner, 1993 referred to a similar, undescribed species (Gardner, 2005).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Unknown but presumed to occur in Atlantic forests.

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
Vieira, E., Astua de Moraes, D. & Brito, 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 continuing problems with its taxonomy as well as absence of information on its distribution, status and ecological requirements.

History
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
Unknown, known only from 5 specimens.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
Unknown, but the region is suffering from deforestation which might impact populations.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species may be in a protected area. Further research is known on the ecology, distribution and threats to populations.
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Wikipedia

Southern three-striped opossum

The Southern Three-striped Opossum, Monodelphis theresa, is an opossum species from South America. It is found in the Atlantic Forest region of Brazil.

References

  1. ^ 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. 16. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=10400149.
  2. ^ Vieira, E., Astua de Moraes, D. & Brito, D. (2008). Monodelphis theresa. 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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