Didelphis marsupialis Linnaeus 1758 (common opossum)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

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

Belongs to Didelphis according to C. H. Tyndale-Biscoe and R. B. MacKenzie 1976

See also Alroy 2002, Cáceres and Monteiro-Filho 1999, Dalquest and Roth 1970, McManus 1974 and Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Didelphis albiventris, Didelphis solimoensis, Didelphis virginiana, Didelphys abrupta, Didelphys grandaeva, Didelphys juga, Didelphys triforata, Didelphys biforata, Didelphys perplana, Didelphys lujanensis

Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore


• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), Mexico (3), Panama (1), Peru (1), United States (3: Florida, Georgia, Texas), Venezuela (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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