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Delicate slender opossum

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Delicate slender opossum

Delicate slender opossum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosops
Species: M. parvidens
Binomial name
Marmosops parvidens
(Tate, 1931)
Delicate slender opossum range

The delicate slender opossum, Marmosops parvidens, is a small pouchless marsupial of the family Didelphidae[2] 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.[1] It is nocturnal and partially arboreal, and feeds on insects and fruit.[1]


External links

  • A list of various members of genus Marmosops.
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