Junin slender opossum

Junin slender opossum
Junin slender opossum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosops
Species: M. juninensis
Binomial name
Marmosops juninensis
(Tate, 1931)
Junin Slender Opossum range

The Junin slender opossum (Marmosops juninensis) is a species of South American opossum in the family Didelphidae.[2] It is known only from the valley of the Rio Chanchamayo, Peru (a range that includes Junín Region), where it lives in Andean montane forests at elevations between 1460 and 2200 m.[1]


  1. ^ a b Pacheco, V., Solari, S. & Patterson, B. (2008). Marmosops juninensis. 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. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=10400103.