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Taxonavigation: Didelphimorphia 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Metatheria
Cohort: Marsupialia
Ordo: Didelphimorphia

Familia: Didelphidae
Subfamilia: Didelphinae
Tribus: Marmosini
Genus: Marmosa
Subgenera: M. (Marmosa) – M. (Micoureus)

Overview of species[edit]

M. alstoni – M. andersoni – M. constantiae – M. demerarae – M. isthmica – M. lepida – M. macrotarsus – M. mexicana – M. murina – M. paraguayana – M. phaea – M. regina – M. robinsoni – M. rubra – M. simonsi – M. tyleriana – M. waterhousii – M. xerophila – M. zeledoni


Type species: Didelphis marina Gray, 1821 [incorrect subsequent spelling]



  • Gray, J.E. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. London Medical Repository 15 (1): 296–310.
  • Marmosa in Mammal Species of the World.
    Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (Editors) 2005. Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4.
  • Gutiérrez, E.E.; Jansa, S.A.; Voss, R.S. 2010: Molecular systematics of mouse opossums (Didelphidae: Marmosa): assessing species limits using mitochondrial DNA sequences, with comments on phylogenetic relationships and biogeography. American Museum novitates, (3692) DOI: 10.1206/708.1
  • Pine, R.H. 1972: A new subgenus and species of murine opossum (genus Marmosa) from Peru. Journal of mammalogy, 53: 279–282.
  • Rossi, R.V.; Voss, R.S.; Lunde, D.P. 2010: A revision of the didelphid marsupial genus Marmosa. Part 1. The species in Tate's ‘mexicana’ and ‘mitis’ sections and other closely related forms. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, (334) DOI: 10.1206/334.1
  • Voss, R.S., Gutiérrez, E.E., Solari, S., Rossi, R.V. & Jansa, S.A. 2014. Phylogenetic relationships of mouse opossums (Didelphidae, Marmosa) with a revised subgeneric classification and notes on sympatric diversity. American Museum Novitates 3817: 1–27. DOI: 10.1206/3817.1 Full article Reference page

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Mouse Opossums