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Glironia venusta - Bushy-tailed Opossum
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Taxonomy/Classification
Scientific Name: Glironia venusta
Authority: Thomas, 1912
English Common Name: Bushy-tailed Opossum
Spanish Common Name(s): Raposa de Cola Peluda
Portuguese Common Name(s): Cuíca


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Class Order Family
Mammalia Didelphimorphia Didelphidae

Taxonomic Comments: Previously placed in the family Glironiidae.

Global Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Category: VU - Vulnerable  
CITES Status: None

Habitat

Population Status

Distribution Status in Latin America

Native Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru

References

  • Alberico, M., A. Cadena, J. Hernández-Camacho, and Y. Muñoz-Saba. 2000. Mamíferos (Synapsida: Theria) de Colombia. Biota Colombiana. 1(1):43-75.

  • Brown, B. E. 2004. Atlas of New World marsupials. Fieldiana (Zoology), new series, 102:1-308.

  • Emmons, L. H. and F. Feer. 1997. Neotropical rainforest mammals, a field guide. Second edition. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press.

  • Mammalian Species, nos. 1-604. Published by the American Society of Mammalogists.

  • Pacheco, V., B. D. Patterson, J. L. Patton, L. H. Emmons, S. Solari, and C. F. Ascorra. 1993. List of mammal species known to occur in Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru. Publicaciones del Museo de Historia Natural, UNMSN, Serie A Zoologia, 44:1-12.

  • Pacheco, V., H. de Macedo, E. Vivar, C. Ascorra, R. Arana-Cardó, and S. Solari. 1995. Lista anotada de los mamíferos peruanos. Conservation International, Washington, DC.

  • Patterson, B. 2003. Unpublished database of Neotropical Mammal species. The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois.

  • Tirira, D. 1999. Mamíferos del Ecuador. Museo de Zoología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.

  • Wilson, D. E., and D. M. Reeder (editors). 1993. Mammal Species of the World: a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Second Edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. xviii + 1206 pp. Available online at: http://www.nmnh.si.edu/msw/.

  • Wilson, D. E., and D. M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Third edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. Two volumes. 2,142 pp.


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Overview Map
Note: indicates countries of occurrence, actual area occupied by the species is usually much less.

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West Caribbean Map
Species not known to occur in this region.

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East Caribbean Map
Species not known to occur in this region.

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Range Map
Note: Range depicted for New World only. The scale of the maps may cause narrow coastal ranges or ranges on small islands not to appear. Not all vagrant occurrences are depicted. For migratory birds, some individuals occur outside of the passage migrant range depicted. A shapefile of this map is available for download at www.natureserve.org/getData/animalData.jsp.


Range Map Compilers: NatureServe, 2002; NatureServe, 2005; Sechrest, 2002

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