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    • Sarigueias
    • Opossuns
    • Marsupiais americanos
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    • Opossums
    • American marsupials
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    • Didelphimorphia
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    • Tlacuaches y parientes

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Creative Commons Flickr Photos Tagged "Didelphimorphia."

Recent observations

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Date

August 2, 2015 01:59 AM CDT

Description

Appears to have brown face fur possibly due to being dirty. Half of it's tail appears to be covered in mud. Any other explanations for it's strange coloration are appreciated.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

bdesrocher

Date

July 31, 2015

Description

Poor opossum. Roadkill near crosswalk just west of Figueroa and Exposition Blvd, near California Science Center.

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

lamp

Date

July 30, 2015 09:17 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

speiden

Date

July 27, 2015 03:32 PM EDT

Description

tracks of all four feet

Photos / Sounds

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

beschwar

Date

July 27, 2015 12:04 AM CDT

Description

Young one.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

ellagoods

Date

July 8, 2015 12:16 PM EDT

Description

55, county

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What

Gray Mouse Opossum Tlacuatzin canescens

Observer

escalante-pasos

Date

August 14, 2009

Place

Chamela (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gray Four-eyed Opossum Philander opossum

Date

July 24, 2015 02:28 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

connlindajo

Date

July 22, 2015 11:06 AM CDT

Description

Apologies...Photo not for those with weak stomachs...
I disturbed the feasting black vulture when I stopped. Was afraid it was a DOR Texas Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus).

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What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 22, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Opossum Didelphis marsupialis

Observer

mirora

Date

July 21, 2015 05:56 PM CDT

Description

Zorro pelón (Didelphis marsupialis). Pastizales y bosque a 300m.

Photos / Sounds

What

Derby's Woolly Opossum Caluromys derbianus

Observer

mirora

Date

July 21, 2015 08:35 AM CDT

Description

Zorro de balsa (Caluromys derbianus) electrocutado. Paso areo mal colocado. Cobertura boscosa.

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Description from Wikipedia

Opossums (colloquially possums) (Didelphimorphia, /daɪˌdɛlfɨˈmɔrfiə/) make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species in 19 genera. They are also commonly called possums, though that term technically refers to Australian fauna of the suborder Phalangeriformes. The Virginia opossum was the first animal to be named an opossum; usage of the name was published in 1610. The word opossum was borrowed from the Virginia Algonquian (Powhatan) language in the form...

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