Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Known only from São Paulo State, Brazil and Provincía Misiones, Argentina (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.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment

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Population

Population
Known only from two specimens(Gardner 2008); a single individual collected before 1842 (Emmons and Feer 1997) and one specimen from Argentina (Pine et al. in prep.). The loss of habitat will most probably caused a decline in the population.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Habitat loss is a threat, however, the magnitude is unknown.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Surveys are required to determine whether or not this species is still extant.
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Wikipedia

One-striped opossum

The One-striped Opossum, Monodelphis unistriata, is an opossum species from South America. It is found in Argentina and 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. 
  2. ^ Flores, D. & Teta, P. (2011). "Monodelphis unistriata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 January 2012.  Database entry includes justification for why this species is critically endangered
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