Quechuan mouse opossum

Quechuan mouse opossum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Marmosa
Species: M. quichua
Binomial name
Marmosa quichua
Thomas, 1899
Quechuan Mouse Opossum range

The Quechuan mouse opossum, Marmosa quichua, is a South American opossum species of the famiy Didelphidae.[2] It is known from two areas of montane forest on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Peru, at altitudes from 300 to 2700 m.[1] The type locality in the Valle de Occobamba is in the southern area, in Cuzco Region, while the northern area is in the vicinity of Moyobamba in San Martín Region. The true range may be more extensive and possibly extends into Bolivia.[1] The northern area has suffered from habitat destruction, but the southern area is not seriously degraded.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Solari, S. & Patterson, B. (2008). Marmosa quichua. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 21 March 2009. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern.
  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. 9. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=10400078.