Taxon profile


Brown Four-eyed Opossum
Metachirus nudicaudatus (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Didelphimorphia - American marsupials »  family Didelphidae - opossums »  genus Metachirus

Least Concern

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Harpia harpyja (Linnaeus, 1758) - American Harpy Eagle, Pseudoscops clamator (Vieillot, 1807) - Striped Owl

parasite: Cruzia tentaculata (Rudolphi, 1819), Metacuterebra apicalis (Guérin-Ménéville, 1835), Ixodes luciae Sénevet, 1940, Gigantorhynchus ortizi Sarmiento, 1954, Mathevotaenia bivittata (Janicki, 1904)

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Metachirus nudicaudatus colombianus J. A. Allen, 1900
subspecies Metachirus nudicaudatus modestus Thomas, 1923
subspecies Metachirus nudicaudatus myosuros Temminck, 1824
subspecies Metachirus nudicaudatus nudicaudatus (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803)
subspecies Metachirus nudicaudatus tschudii J. A. Allen, 1900

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [40509]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Metachirus nudicaudatus (É. Geoffroy, 1803)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Metachirus nudicaudatus É. Geoffroy, 1803]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Metachirus nudicaudatus (E. Geoffroy, 1803)]
CZ Anděra M. (2011): České názvy živočichů. Savci (Mammalia). Dodatek 1 – Vačnatí (Metatheria), Lynx, n. s. Praha [as Metachirus nudicaudatus]
Data retrieved on: 8 March 2011

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