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Olrog's Four-eyed Opossum
Range eastern Bolivia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Didelphimorphia
Family Didelphidae
Genus Philander
Species Philander olrogi
Conservation Status
Data Deficient

The Olrog's four-eyed opossum (Philander olrogi), is a species of gray and black four-eyed opossum found in eastern Bolivia, first described in 2008 based on specimens collected in 1974. It inhabits the lowland Amazon rainforest, with an elevation range of 150 to 250 m. The species is named after Swedish-Argentine biologist Claes C. Olrog. It is sympatric with the Gray four-eyed opossum, which it resembles. The two species differ in several ways, such as ventral fur color and condition of the zygomatic arch.