Taxon profile


Chacoan Fat-tailed Opossum
Thylamys pusilla (Desmarest, 1804)

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

Scientific synonyms

Didelphis pusilla Desmarest, 1804 o
Thylamys pusillus (Desmarest, 1804)
Marmosa pusilla (Desmarest, 1804)
Sarigua pusilla (Desmarest, 1804)

Other names

= Austral Mouse Opossum
= Common Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum
= Common Fat-tailed Opossum
= Common Mouse Opossum
= Chaco Fat-tailed Opossum
= Chacoan Thylamys
= Small Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum
= Small Fat-tailed Opossum

Least Concern LC  as Thylamys pusillus

Links and literature

Teta P., D'Elía G, Flores D., La Sancha N. (2009): Diversity and Distribution of the Mouse Opossums of the Genus Thylamys (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae) in Northeastern and Central Argentina, Gayana 73(2): 180 - 199 [as Thylamys pusilla]
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [201936]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Thylamys pusillus (Desmarest, 1804)]
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 Thylamys pusillus Desmarest, 1804]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Thylamys pusilla (Desmarest, 1804)]
CZ Anděra M. (2011): České názvy živočichů. Savci (Mammalia). Dodatek 1 – Vačnatí (Metatheria), Lynx, n. s. Praha [as Thylamys pusillus]
Data retrieved on: 8 March 2011

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