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Philander mcilhennyi (McIlhenny's Four-eyed Opossum)

Wikipedia Abstract

McIlhenny's four-eyed opossum (Philander mcilhennyi) is an opossum species from South America. It is found in Brazil and Peru. It is almost entirely black, except for white spots above each eye. This species is named for John Stauffer "Jack" McIlhenny (1909-1997), a grandson of the founder of the McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco sauce. He funded the 1968 Louisiana State University expedition that discovered the species.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.89
EDGE Score: 2.48


Adult Weight [1]  366 grams
Birth Weight [1]  9 grams
Forages - Scansorial [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  8 months 4 days
Litter Size [1]  4
Litters / Year [1]  3
Maximum Longevity [1]  2 years
Snout to Vent Length [1]  11 inches (29 cm)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Vale do Javari Indigenous Area 21113875 Amazonas, Brazil      

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0