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    • Opossums
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    • Didelphimorphia
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

glenyoshida

Date

August 31, 2014 09:13 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

rdm24

Date

July 3, 2008

Description

Abandoned baby at my work's parking lot, seen very early in the morning

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

large American opossums Genus Didelphis

Observer

serch

Date

April 17, 2014 08:26 AM COT

Description

Un tlacuache en un hotel de Cuetzalan, Puebla

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

cspnl

Date

May 3, 2008 01:30 PM PDT

Description

Baby opossums, orphaned and with rehabber who will raise until mature enough, then release back to the wild. (Temporarily captive)

Photos / Sounds

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

nicksharp

Date

August 24, 2014 09:28 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tlacuache Norteño (Didelphis virginiana) Didelphis virginiana

Observer

felixlumbreras

Date

February 7, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tlacuaches o zarigüeyas Genus Didelphis

Observer

guidogutierrez

Date

August 23, 2014 10:04 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

kotenburg

Date

May 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

jonahevans

Date

August 22, 2014 09:09 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

P1310136

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

another one did not fare well in our park, this was right beside a sidewalk

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

kotenburg

Date

July 22, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Opossums Family Didelphidae

Observer

abarker

Date

August 9, 2014 10:59 PM EDT
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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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