Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
woolly mouse opposum; former Micoureus demerarae. Recent molecular analyses revealed more than one species in eastern Brazil. See: Costa, L. P. 2003. The historical bridge between the Amazon and the Atlantic forest of Brazil: a study of molecular phylogeography with small mammals. J. Biogeography 30: 71-86.
Pablo Gonçalves (photographer; copyright holder; identification), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
This resource may not be downloaded and used without permission of the copyright holder except for educational fair use.
To cite this page: Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2020. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed at https://animaldiversity.org.
Disclaimer: The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. ADW doesn't cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.