Creighton's slender opossum

Creighton's slender opossum
Creighton's slender opossum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosops
Species: M. creightoni
Binomial name
Marmosops creightoni
Voss, Tarifa & Yensen, 2004
Creighton's Slender Opossum range

Creighton's slender opossum (Marmosops creightoni), also known commonly as Voss' slender opossum[2] is a species of South American opossum of the family Didelphidae. It is known only from the valley of the Rio Zongo in La Paz Department, Bolivia, where it lives in Andean cloud forests at elevations between 1800 and 3000 m.[1] It was named after G. Ken Creighton by fellow American zoologist Robert S. Voss.[2]


  1. ^ a b Vargas, J. & Patterson, B. (2008). Marmosops creightoni. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 March 2009. Database entry includes justification for why this species is data deficient
  2. ^ a b Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009-09-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 592 (see p. 90). ISBN 978-0801893049. OCLC 270129903.