One-striped opossum

The one-striped opossum (Monodelphis unistriata) is a possibly extinct opossum species from South America. It is known only from two specimens found in Brazil in 1821 and Argentina in 1899.[3]

One-striped opossum[1]

Critically endangered, possibly extinct (IUCN 3.1)[2]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Monodelphis
M. unistriata
Binomial name
Monodelphis unistriata
(Wagner, 1842)
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One-striped opossum range


  1. ^ 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. 16. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Pavan, S. (2016). "Monodelphis unistriata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T13703A22171555. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Single-striped Opossum". Edge of Existence.