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SPECIES Monodelphis dimidiata

Author:Wagner, 1847.
Citation:Abh. Akad. Wiss., München, 5(1): 151, footnote.
Common Name:Yellow-sided Opossum
Type Locality:Uruguay, Maldonado, "Maldonado am la Plata."
Distribution:Uruguay, SE Brazil, and NE Argentina.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:See Pine et al. (1985). Peramys brachyurus as used by Lesson, 1842 (= Didelphys dimidiata Wagner, 1847), is the type species of Peramys Lesson, 1842. Didelphys dimidiata Wagner is the type species of Minuania Cabrera, 1919; therefore Minuania Cabrera is a junior objective synonym of Peramys Lesson.



    fosteri Thomas, 1924

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