Animalia > Chordata > Mammalia > Didelphimorphia > Didelphidae > Cryptonanus


Wikipedia Abstract

Cryptonanus is a genus of opossums from South America. It includes five species found from Bolivia to Uruguay and eastern Brazil, one of which is now extinct. Although the first species were discovered in 1931, the genus was not recognized as distinct from Gracilinanus until 2005. It includes small opossums with generally grayish, sometimes reddish, fur that are mainly distinguished from other opossums by characters of the skull.
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Cryptonanus chacoensis (Chacoan Mouse Opossum)
Cryptonanus ignitus (Red-bellied Gracile Mouse Opossum) (Extinct)
Cryptonanus unduaviensis (Unduavi gracile opossum)

External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0