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Gracilinanus microtarsus (Brazilian Gracile Opossum)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Brazilian gracile opossum (Gracilinanus microtarsus) is a species of small opossum from Brazil.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 17.34
EDGE Score: 2.91


Adult Weight [1]  31 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Nectarivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  50 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  20 %
Forages - Scansorial [2]  100 %
Litter Size [3]  9


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Alta Paraná Atlantic forests Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Araucaria moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Atlantic Coast restingas Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Bahia interior forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Campos Rupestres montane savanna Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Serra do Mar coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Southern Atlantic mangroves Brazil Neotropic Mangroves  

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Parque Estadual Intervales State Park II 100998 Brazil  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay Yes


Cerdocyon thous (Crab-eating Fox)[3]
Strix hylophila (Rusty-barred Owl)[4]


Parasitized by 
Pterygodermatites jagerskioldi[5]

Range Map

South America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Gracilinanus microtarsus (Didelphimorphia: Didelphidae), MATHIAS M. PIRES, EDUARDO G. MARTINS, MARIA NAZARETH F. SILVA, AND SERGIO F. DOS REIS, MAMMALIAN SPECIES 42(851):33–40 (2010)
4Owl, R. B. First detailed dietary information for Rusty-barred Owl Strix hylophila. Cotinga 39 pp. 47-48
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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