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The red-bellied gracile opossum (Cryptonanus ignitus) is an extinct species of opossum that was native to Jujuy Province, Argentina. Its forest habitat has been destroyed, and it was last seen in 1962.

Red-bellied gracile opossum

Extinct  (1962) (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Cryptonanus
C. ignitus
Binomial name
Cryptonanus ignitus
(Díaz, Flores & Barquez, 2002)


  1. ^ Díaz, M. & Barquez, R. (2008). "Cryptonanus ignitus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 January 2008.