Amazonian red-sided opossum

The Amazonian red-sided opossum (Monodelphis glirina) is a South American opossum species of the family Didelphidae,[2] formerly viewed as part of M. brevicaudata.[1] It is found in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru, where it inhabits the Amazon rainforest. It is omnivorous, nocturnal, and primarily nonarboreal.[1]

Amazonian red-sided opossum
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Monodelphis
M. glirina
Binomial name
Monodelphis glirina
(Wagner, 1842)
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Amazonian red-sided opossum range


  1. ^ a b c Brito, D.; Astua de Moraes, D.; Solari, S. (2016). "Monodelphis glirina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T97249272A97249275. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T97249272A97249275.en. Retrieved 6 November 2019.(old version)
  2. ^ Gardner, A.L. (2005). "Order Didelphimorphia". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.