Little woolly mouse opossum

Little woolly mouse opossum
Little woolly mouse opossum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Micoureus
Species: M. phaeus
Binomial name
Micoureus phaeus
(Thomas, 1899)
Little Woolly Mouse Opossum range

The little woolly mouse opossum (Micoureus phaeus) is a nocturnal, arboreal and mainly solitary South American marsupial of the family Didelphidae.[2] It is native to the western slopes of the Andes in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, where it lives at altitudes from sea level to 1500 m.[1] It primarily inhabits lowland rainforest and montane cloud forest, although it has been reported from dry forest in the southern end of its range.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Solari, S. & Patterson, B. (2008). Micoureus phaeus. 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.). ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.