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Chacodelphys formosa (Shamel, 1930b:311)

Chacoan pygmy opossum

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Original scientific description:

Shamel, H. H. (1930a). A new name for Marmosa muscula Shamel. Journal of Mammalogy 11: 311.

 

Synonym/s: Marmosa muscula Shamel, 1930b

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: 1920

Rediscovered in 2004

 

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable

 

Distribution

Formosa Province, Argentina

 

Biology

 

 

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References

Original scientific description:

Shamel, H. H. (1930a). A new name for Marmosa muscula Shamel. Journal of Mammalogy 11: 311.

 

Other references:

Gardner, A. L. and Creighton, G. K. (1989). A new generic name for Tate's microtarsus group of South American mouse opossums (Marsupialia: Didelphidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 102: 3-7.

Shamel, H. H. (1930b). A new murine opossum from Argentina. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 20: 83-84.

Tate, G. H. H. (1933). A systematic revision of the marsupial genus Marmosa with a discussion of the adaptive radiation of the murine opossums (Marmosa). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 66: 1-250.

Teta, P., Pardiñas, U. F. J. and D’Elía, G. (2006). Rediscovery of Chacodelphys: A South American marsupial genus previously known from a single specimen. Mammalian Biology 71(5): 309-314.

Voss, R. S., Gardner, A. L. and Jansa, S. A. (2004). On the relationships of "Marmosa" formosa Shamel 1930 (Marsupialia, Didelphidae), a phylogenetic puzzle from the chaco of northern Argentina. American Museum Novitates 3442: 1-18.

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