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American opossums
Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Didelphimorphia
Family: Didelphidae
Subfamily: Didelphinae
Genus: Didelphis
Linnaeus, 1758

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


References[change | change source]

  • 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