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Mouse Opossum

 

(Marmosa murina), a mammal of the family Didelphidae, order Marsupialia. The body measures approximately 13 cm in length, and the tail about 18 cm. The coloring is yellowish gray on top and lighter below. The mouse opossum has a naked, prehensile tail and lacks a brood pouch. It is distributed in South America, between the Amazon and the Orinoco rivers. It is arboreal and nocturnal and is omnivorous. The female bears as many as 15 young, which at first hang on her nipples; later the female carries them on her back. The animals feed mainly on insects and fruit.

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Phylogeography and systematic notes on two species of gracile mouse opossums, genus Gracilinanus (Marsupialia, Didelphidae).
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A new generic name for Tate's microtarsus group of South American mouse opossums (Marsupialia: Didelphidae).
The South American gracile mouse opossums, Genus Gracilinanus Gardner and Creighton, 1989 (Marmosidae, Marsupialia): a taxonomic review with notes on general morphology and relationships.
Phylogenetic and biogeographic relationships of mouse opossums Thylamys (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae) in southern South America.
The South American gracile mouse opossums, genus Gracilinanus Gardner and Creighton, 1989 Marmosidae, Marsupialia): a taxonomic review with notes on general morphology and relationships.
Estas claves se basan tambien en caracteres osteologicos y externos, claramente expuestos, que permiten al lector su utilizacion sin mayores inconvenientes, en vista de que se utilizan caracteres sumamente conspicuos, a pesar de que muchos grupos (principalmente mouse opossums) pueden llegar a ser de confusa definicion.
The South American gracile mouse opossums, genus Gracilinanus Gardner and Creighton 1989 (Marmosidae, Marsupialia): a taxonomic review with notes on general morphology and relationships.
Gracile mouse opossum, Gracilinanus agilis (Burmeister, 1854), is a small didelphid marsupial with preferably arboreal habits (Paglia et al., 2012) that is occasionally caught on the ground (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999).