Olrog's four-eyed opossum

Olrog's four-eyed opossum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Philander
Species: P. olrogi
Binomial name
Philander olrogi
Flores, Barquez & Díaz, 2008

Olrog's four-eyed opossum (Philander olrogi) is a South American species of opossum found in eastern Bolivia and Peru, first described in 2008.[1] It inhabits the Amazon rainforest. The species is named after Swedish-Argentine biologist Claes C. Olrog.[1][2][3] It is sympatric with P. opossum, which it resembles.[1] The two species differ in several ways, such as ventral fur color and condition of the zygomatic arch.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Flores, D. A.; Barquez, M., R.; Díaz, M. M. (15 January 2008). "A new species of Philander Brisson, 1762 (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae)". Mammalian Biology (Elsevier GmbH) 73 (1): 14–24. doi:10.1016/j.mambio.2007.04.002. 
  2. ^ Handford, P. (1987-04). "In Memoriam: Claes Christian Olrog, 1912-1985". The Auk 104 (2): 319–320. JSTOR 4087042. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009-09-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 592 (see p. 298). ISBN 978-0801893049. OCLC 270129903. http://google.com/books?id=I-kSmWLc6vYC&pg=PA298. 
  4. ^ Gardner, Alfred L. (2008). Mammals of South America: Marsupials, xenarthrans, shrews, and bats. University of Chicago Press. pp. 669. ISBN 0226282406. http://google.com/books?id=dbU3d7EUCm8C&pg=PA669.