Didelphis Linnaeus 1758 (large American opossum)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

Synonym: Didelphys

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Didelphidae according to S. Ladaveze and C. Muizon 2010

See also Gray 1825, Hooker 1986, Illiger 1811, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lambe 1908, Leidy 1860, Lydekker 1894, Martin and Rauhut 2005, Martin and Webb 1974, McKenna and Bell 1997, Patton et al. 1996, Sherman 1952 and Springer et al. 1994

Sister taxa: Caluromyinae, Caroloameghiana, Cladodidelphys, Dasyurina, Derorhynchinae, Didelphinae, Dimerodon, Dryolestes tenax, Eobrasiliinae, Esteslestes, Hyladelphinae, Hyperdidelphys, Marmosinae, Marmosops, Marmosopsini, Paradidelphys, Peratotherium, Sparassocynus, Thylamyinae

Subtaxa: Didelphis albiventris Didelphis marsupialis Didelphis solimoensis Didelphis virginiana Didelphys abrupta Didelphys biforata Didelphys grandaeva Didelphys juga Didelphys lujanensis Didelphys perplana Didelphys triforata

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Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), Brazil (2), Mexico (3), Panama (1), Peru (1), United States (32: Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia), Venezuela (2)

• Pliocene of Argentina (6)

• Miocene of Brazil (1)

Total: 49 collections including 51 occurrences

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