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American opossums
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Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana
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Didelphinae
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Didelphis

Linnaeus, 1758
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The six species in the genus Didelphis, commonly known as large American opossums, are members of the Didelphimorphia order.

Species:

  • Didelphis albiventris
  • Didelphis aurita
  • Didelphis imperfecta
  • Didelphis marsupialis
  • Didelphis pernigra
  • Didelphis virginiana

Related pages

  • Gardner, Alfred 2005. in Wilson D.E. & Reeder D.M. (eds) Mammal species of the world, 3rd edition, Johns Hopkins University Press, 5. ISBN: 0-801-88221-4


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