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Metachirus nudicaudatus  (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 552563

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Tlacuache-cuatrojos café [Spanish]
 
    Brown Four-eyed Opossum [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifčres, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassMetatheria Huxley, 1880  
                               OrderDidelphimorphia Gill, 1872 – cuica, didelfimorfo, gambá, marsupial, mucura, marsupials, American marsupials  
                                  FamilyDidelphidae Gray, 1821 – opossoms, American opossums  
                                     SubfamilyDidelphinae Gray, 1821  
                                        GenusMetachirus Burmeister, 1854 – brown four-eyed opossum  
                                           SpeciesMetachirus nudicaudatus (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803) – Tlacuache-cuatrojos café, Brown Four-eyed Opossum  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Subspecies Metachirus nudicaudatus colombianus J. A. Allen, 1900  
                                              Subspecies Metachirus nudicaudatus modestus Thomas, 1923  
                                              Subspecies Metachirus nudicaudatus myosuros (Temminck, 1824)  
                                              Subspecies Metachirus nudicaudatus nudicaudatus (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803)  
                                              Subspecies Metachirus nudicaudatus tschudii J. A. Allen, 1900  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Metachirus nudicaudatus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Tlacuache-cuatrojos café[Spanish]   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nowak, Ronald M.  
  Publication Date: 1991   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Walker's Mammals of the World, vol. 1, 5th ed.   
  Page(s): 1629   
  Publisher: The Johns Hopkins UniversityPress   
  Publication Place: Baltimore and London   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-3970-X   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Metachirus nudicaudatus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Metachirus nudicaudatus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Metachirus nudicaudatus, Brown Four-eyed Opossum [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: South America  
    Middle America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: 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)  
    Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
 

 

   

 
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