Taxon profile


Gray Four-eyed Opossum
Philander opossum (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Didelphis opossum Linnaeus, 1758
Metachirops opossum Tate, 1939
Metachirus opossum
Philander virginianus Tiedemann, 1808

Least Concern



Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Ixodes luciae Sénevet, 1940

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Philander opossum canus (Osgood, 1913)
subspecies Philander opossum fuscogriseus (J.A. Allen, 1900)
subspecies Philander opossum melanurus (Thomas, 1899)
subspecies Philander opossum opossum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [40516]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Philander opossum (Linnaeus, 1758)]
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 Philander opossum Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Philander opossum (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN Lord R. D. (2007): Mammals of South America, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 198 pp.
EN Nowak, R. M. (1999): Walker's Mammals of the World, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1732 pp.
Eisenberg J. F., Redford K. H. (2000): Mammals of the Neotropics: Volume 3 (The Central Neotropics: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil ), The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 624 pp.
Reid F. A. (2009): A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico, Oxford University Press, USA, 346 pp.
CZ Anděra M. (2011): České názvy živočichů. Savci (Mammalia). Dodatek 1 – Vačnatí (Metatheria), Lynx, n. s. Praha [as Philander opossum]
Data retrieved on: 8 March 2011

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