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McIlhenny's Four-eyed Opossum
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Range Brazil and Peru.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Didelphimorphia
Family Didelphidae
Genus Philander
Species Philander mcilhennyi
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The McIlhenny's four-eyed opossum (Philander mcilhennyi), is a species of opossum 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.