Andean white-eared opossum

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The Andean white-eared opossum (Didelphis pernigra) is an opossum species from South America. It is found in the Andes Mountains, ranging from Venezuela to Bolivia.[1]

Andean white-eared opossum[1]
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Didelphis
D. pernigra
Binomial name
Didelphis pernigra
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Andean white-eared opossum range

Together with the Guianan white-eared opossum (D. imperfecta), this species was separated from the white-eared opossum (D. albiventris) in 2002, having been included with that species in 1993.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 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. 6. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Pérez-Hernandez, R.; Solari, S.; Tarifa, T. & Lew, D. (2016). "Didelphis pernigra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)[permanent dead link]

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