Didelphis virginiana Kerr 1792 (Virginia opossum)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

Alternative combination: Didelphis marsupialis virginiana

Belongs to Didelphis according to M. J. Phillips et al. 2001

See also Allen 1895, Alroy 2002, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1860, Martin and Webb 1974, McManus 1974, Sherman 1952 and Tyndale-Biscoe and MacKenzie 1976

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

Subtaxa: Didelphis virginiana californica Didelphis virginiana pigra Didelphis virginiana virginiana Didelphis virginiana yucatanensis

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Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (28: Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia collections)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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