January 2019

Didelphis aurita (big-eared opossum, Brazilian common opossum) occurs in the Atlantic Forest coast of Brazil, to east of the lower Rio Paraguay and northeastern Argentina. This species tends to be more abundant in fragmented or disturbed areas, especially without large predators. Due the positive responses to fragmentation directly affecting its abundance, it is an excellent environmental indicator. This species is listed as ’Least Concern’ (LC) because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, tolerance to habitat modification and occurrence in several protected areas. Full paper here

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