Tate's woolly mouse opossum

Tate's woolly mouse opossum
Tate's woolly mouse opossum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Micoureus
Species: M. paraguayanus
Binomial name
Micoureus paraguayanus
Tate, 1931
Tate's Woolly Mouse Opossum range

Micoureus travassosi
(Miranda-Ribeiro, 1936)

Tate's woolly mouse opossum (Micoureus paraguayanus) is an omnivorous, arboreal South American marsupial of the family Didelphidae,[2] named after American zoologist George Henry Hamilton Tate.[3] Insects are a major component of its diet. It is native to Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.[1]


  1. ^ a b Brito, D., Astua de Moraes, D., Lew, D. & Soriano, P. (2008). Micoureus paraguayanus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 March 2009.
  2. ^ Gardner, Alfred L. (16 November 2005). "Order Didelphimorphia (pp. 3-18)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). p. 13. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=10400125. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009-09-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 592 (see p. 405). ISBN 978-0801893049. OCLC 270129903. http://google.com/books?id=I-kSmWLc6vYC&pg=PA405.