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Cinderella fat-tailed mouse opossum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Genus: Thylamys
Species: T. cinderella
Binomial name
Thylamys cinderella
Thomas, 1902

The Cinderella fat-tailed mouse opossum (Thylamys cinderella) is a species of opossum in the Didelphidae family. It is found in northern Argentina and southern Bolivia, in the eastern foothills of the Andes.[1] Its dorsal fur is gray brown to dark brown. Its ventral fur is gray-based, except for the self-colored white to yellowish chest hairs. It is distinguished from Thylamys Sponsorius by its well-developed postorbital ridges.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Diaz M. & Barquez, R. (2008). Thylamys cinderella. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 March 2009.
  2. ^ Gardner, Alfred L. (2008). Mammals of South America: Marsupials, xenarthrans, shrews, and bats. University of Chicago Press. pp. 669. ISBN 0226282406. http://books.google.com/books?id=dbU3d7EUCm8C&source=gbs_navlinks_s. 
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