Galapagos Species Checklist


Didelphis marsupialis

Linnaeus, 1758

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Division Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Didelphimorphia
Family Didelphidae
Genus Didelphis

Didelphis marsupialis  Linnaeus, 1758

 

English common name: Black eared / common opossum

Spanish common name: Zariguella de orejas negras común

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Last updated: 29 Sep 2016

Origin

  • In
    Introduced
  • Na
    Native

  • Ac
    Accidental

    Taxon accidentally introduced, naturalized in the wild.

  • Cu
    Cultivated
  • Er
    Eradicated
  • Es
    Escaped
  • Ic
    Intercepted
  • AcQ
    Questionable Accidental
  • NaQ
    Questionable Native

IUCN Status

Lowest risk category. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Least Concern - Lowest risk category. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.


The IUCN Red List assessments presented here may deviate from the global IUCN listings for the following reasons:

  • for well-known species groups, such as vascular plants or vertebrates, updates proposed to the IUCN are shown, rather than the outdated, but currently-used status;
  • for poorly-known species groups, such as lichenized fungi, a general assessment is not currently possible, therefore the list presented here is the regional IUCN Red List for the Galapagos Archipelago.

Distribution

It was intercepted on Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island.

Literature

  • IUCN (2015) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015-4. . Downloaded on 20 November 2015.
  • Quezada, G. (2014) Captura de una zarigüeya viva en una barcaza de carga proveniente del buque Floreana. Informe Técnico de la DPNG. Puerto Ayora, Ecuador. 4 pp.