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SPECIES Gracilinanus agilis

Author:Burmeister, 1854.
Citation:Syst. Uebers. Thiere Bras., 1: 139.
Common Name:Agile Gracile Opossum
Type Locality:Brazil, Minas Gerais, "Lagoa Santa."
Distribution:Brazil, E Perú, E Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and adjacent Argentina.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Anderson (1997) recognized three subspecies in Bolivia, and Flores et al. (2000) recognized G. a. chacoensis in Argentina; however, limits between subspecies are unclear and the species is treated here as monotypic pending revision. Costa et al. (2003) detailed differences between G. agilis and G. microtarsus, two taxa that Gardner (1993) suggested could prove conspecific.



    beatrix (Thomas, 1910)
    blaseri (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1936)
    buenavistae (Tate, 1931)
    chacoensis (Tate, 1931)
    peruana (Tate, 1931)
    rondoni (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1936)
    unduaviensis (Tate, 1931)

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