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Marmosops handleyi (Handley's Slender Opossum)

Wikipedia Abstract

Handley's slender opossum (Marmosops handleyi) is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae. It is endemic to Colombia.
View Wikipedia Record: Marmosops handleyi

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Marmosops handleyi

EDGE Analysis

A delicately built mouse opossum, with a prehensile tail and no pouch. Virtually nothing is known about the ecology of this species. It is thought to be nocturnal, arboreal and eat fruit and insects, like other mouse opossums of the genus Marmosops. The species is threatened by habitat loss, and is only known from a single locality.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 13.11
EDGE Score: 5.42
View EDGE Record: Marmosops handleyi


Adult Weight [1]  30.7 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  50 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %
Nocturnal [2]  Yes


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cauca Valley montane forests Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Magdalena Valley montane forests Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
9km south of Valdivia Colombia      

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela Yes

Range Map


South America;

External References



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
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
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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