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Virginia opossum


The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), commonly known as the North American opossum, is the only marsupial found in North America north of Mexico.

Virginia Opossum - Didelphis virginiana - NatureWorks


The Virginia opossum is North America's only marsupial. A marsupial is an animal with a pouch, like a kangaroo or a koala. The opossum has been around for at ...

Virginia opossums - BioKIDS - University of Michigan


Virginia opossums are full-bodied marsupials, with short legs and thick bodies. Their fur is typically grayish, but it may range from a reddish, brownish or even ...

Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)


Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana). Photo by John L. Tveten. Description. A mammal about the size of a terrier dog, with long, scaly, prehensile tail; short, ...

Virginia Opossum - National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian


The Virginia Opossum, the only marsupial found north of Mexico, is an adaptable omnivore at home on the ground and in the trees. Opossums prefer forested ...

General Information | Opossum Society of the United States


Like kangaroos and koalas, infant opossums stay inside the mother's pouch to nurse and ... Virginiana refers to the state of Virginia where the opossum was first  ...

Opossums, Opossum Pictures, Opossum Facts - National Geographic


There are more than 60 different species of opossum, which are often called possums. The most notable is the Virginia opossum or common opossum—the only ...

Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) - Texas Parks & Wildlife ...


Information about the Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana), a species found in the State of Texas.

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COMMON NAME: Virginia opossum, common opossum, possum. KINGDOM: Animalia. PHYLUM: Chordata. CLASS: Mammalia. ORDER: Didelphimorphia.

Virginia opossum: Minnesota DNR


Virginia Opossum Opossums are related to kangaroos and other marsupials found in Australia. They originally were found only in southeastern U.S., but in ...

Virginia Opossum
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia
Order: Didelphimorphia Family: Didelphidae Genus: Didelphis
Species: Didelphis virginiana
The name "opossum" is derived from an Algonquian Indian word "apasum", meaning white animal. While there are over 65 species of opossums, only one, the Didelphis virginiana, more commonly known as the Virginia opossum, is native to North... More »
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Virginia Opossums are medium-sized mammals, about the size of a large housecat. They have whitish-gray fur, but sometimes can be blackish-gray. They have ...

Virginia opossum | marsupial | Britannica.com


Apr 30, 2015 ... Didelphis virginiana the only marsupial (family Didelphidae, subfamily Didelphinae) found north of Mexico. The Virginia opossum occurs from ...

Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum) - IUCN Red List


Range Description: This species is found in Central America, from Costa Rica to Mexico and in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, and north into ...