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SPECIES Philander opossum

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 55.
Common Name:Gray Four-eyed Opossum
Type Locality:"America;" restricted to Surinam by J. A. Allen (1900) and further restricted to Paramaribo, Surinam, by Matschie (1916).
Distribution:Tamaulipas, México, through Central and South America to Bolivia and SC Brazil.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Corbet and Hill (1980), Hall (1981), Husson (1978), and Pine (1973) used Metachirops opossum for this species. Reviewed by Castro-Arellano et al. (2000, Mammalian Species, 638). The name D. larvata Jentink, 1888, is a nomen nudum. Didelphis opossum Linnaeus, 1758, is the type species for Holothylax Cabrera, 1919.
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