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Short-tailed opossums
Gray Short-tailed Opossum
Monodelphis domestica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Subfamily: Didelphinae
Genus: Monodelphis
Burnett, 1830
Type species
Monodelphis brachyura
Burnett, 1830
Species

20 species, see article.

Monodelphis is a genus of marsupials in the family Didelphidae, commonly referred to as short-tailed opossums. They are found throughout South America.

Species

Conservation status

M. sorex and M. rubida are considered to be endangered. M. dimidiata is unique in that it is a semelparous species, something rarely seen in mammals.

References

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