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SPECIES Metachirus nudicaudatus

Author:É. Geoffroy, 1803.
Citation:Cat. Mam. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Paris: 142.
Common Name:Brown Four-eyed Opossum
Type Locality:French Guiana, "Cayenne."
Distribution:Nicaragua to Paraguay and N Argentina.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:É. Geoffroy St.-Hilaire's (1803) catalog of the mammals in the Paris Museum was previously considered an unpublished work (Wilson and Reeder, 1993); therefore, Gardner (1993) dated nudicaudatus from Desmarest, 1817. Geoffroy’s catalog was subsequently placed on the Official List of Works Approved as Available for Zoological Nomenclature (Opinion 2005 of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 2002). The names nudicauda Lesson, 1827, and nudicaudus Gray, 1843, are incorrect subsequent spellings of nudicaudatus (É. Geoffroy). The name colombica J. A. Allen, 1901, is an incorrect subsequent spelling of colombianus J. A. Allen.
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SUBSPECIES nudicaudatus

SUBSPECIES colombianus





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