Ronald's opossum


Ronald's opossum
Ronald's opossum[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Monodelphis
Species: M. ronaldi
Solari, 2004
Binomial name
Monodelphis ronaldi
Ronald's Opossum range

Ronald's opossum (Monodelphis ronaldi) is a South American opossum species of the family Didelphidae. It was discovered in 2004, and most closely resembles M. adusta.[2] It is known only from Manú National Park, Peru, where it inhabits the Amazon rainforest.[2] It is named after American zoologist Ronald H. Pine.

References

  1. ^ Gardner, Alfred L. (2007), "Tribe Monodelphini", in Gardner, Alfred L., Mammals of South America, Volume 1: Marsupials, Xenarthrans, Shrews, and Bats, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 39–116 (p. 100), ISBN 9780226282404, http://google.com/books?id=dbU3d7EUCm8C&pg=PA100 
  2. ^ a b c Solari, S. & Patterson, B. (2008). Monodelphis ronaldi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 March 2009.