First record brown four-eyed opossum marsupial in Honduras ( Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve )

First record brown four-eyed opossum marsupial in Honduras ( Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve )





Brown four-eyed Opossum, Didelphidae, Marsupialia, Nuclear Central America.


It is adding a new record of marsupial to Honduras, Metachirus nudicaudatus, and the second record to Nuclear Central America, based in two specimens, male and female. These increments to nine species and six the generas of didelphids for the country. The female without a pouch that it is present in other Honduras didelphids, execpt in marmosa. Specimens come from the community of Baltiltuk, Platano River Biosphera Reserve (RBRP), Gracias a Dios Department. There are discrepancies in the litterature about its distribution in México and Central America, some authors mention its from Honduras, but without catalogue record, hightligthin the importance of the record of the specie.


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How to Cite

Mérida, J. E., & Cruz, G. A. (2015). First record brown four-eyed opossum marsupial in Honduras ( Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve ). UNED Research Journal, 7(2), 337–339.