Didelphis

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large American opossums
Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Subfamily: Didelphinae
Genus: Didelphis
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
Didelphis marsupialis
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

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

References[change | edit source]

  • Gardner, Alfred (November 16, 2005). in Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds): Mammal Species of the World, 3rd edition, Johns Hopkins University Press, 5. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.