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Marmosops handleyi (Pine, 1981:67)

Handley's slender mouse opossum

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: 16 June 1950

Rediscovered in 2004 (2011?)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Cordillera Central, Antioquia, Colombia

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Pine, R. H. (1981). Review of the mouse opossums Marmosa parvidens Tate and Marmosa invicta Goldman (Mammalia: Marsupialia: Didelphidae) with description of a new species. Mammalia 45: 55-70.

 

Other references:

Alberico, M. (2006). Tunato de Handley Marmosops handleyi, pp. 93-95. In: Libro rojo de los Mamíferos de Colombia (JV Rodríguez-Mahecha, M Alberico, F Trujillo, J Jorgenson, eds.). Serie de Libros Rojos de Especies Amenazadas de Colombia. Conservación Internacional Colombia, Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial. Bogotá, Colombia.

Alberico, M., Cadena, A., Hernández-Camacho, J. and Muñoz-Saba, Y. (2000). Mamíferos (Synapsida: Theria) de Colombia. Biota Colombiana 1: 43-75.

Brown, Barbara E. (2004). Atlas of New World Marsupials. Fieldiana (Zoology) 102: vii + 308. [p. 74]

Cuartas-Calle, C. A. and Muñoz-Arango, J. (2003). Lista de los Mamíferos (Mammalia: Theria) del departamento de Antioquia, Colombia. Biota Colombiana 4: 65-78.

Díaz-N., Juan F. et al. (2011). Rediscovery and redescription of Marmosops handleyi (Pine, 1981) (Didelphimorphia: Didelphidae), the least known Andean slender mouse opossum. Mastozoología Neotropical 18(1): 45-61.

Gardner, A. L. (1993). Order Didelphimorphia, pp. 15-23. In: Wilson, D. E. and Reeder, D. M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World. Second edition. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Gardner, A. L. (2005). Order Didelphimorphia, pp. 3-18. In: Wilson, D. E. and Reeder, D. M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World. Third edition. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Gardner, A. L. and Creighton, G. K. (2008). “Genus Marmosops”, pp. 61-74. In: Gardner, A. L. (ed.). Mammals of South America, vol. 1: Marsupials, Xenarthrans, Shrews, and Bats. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Weksler, M., Patterson, B. and Bonvicino, C. (2008). Marmosops handleyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 08 March 2015.

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