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Recent observations

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virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

nvarvel

Date

May 16, 2012

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What

Gray Four-eyed Opossum Philander opossum

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

April 9, 2013

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Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

October 2, 2012

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dave_k_h

Date

April 11, 2013

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Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

annikaml

Date

June 7, 2014 02:00 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Young one.

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Tlacuaches o zarigüeyas Genus Didelphis

Observer

kamarg8

Date

July 16, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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opossum Didelphis virginiana

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bantatribe

Date

July 14, 2014

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Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

lion

Date

July 15, 2014 08:00 AM CDT

Description

This opossum was outside of my chicken's house. There was a cracker in the cage that it got trapped in.

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Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

nicksharp

Date

July 12, 2014 02:37 PM CDT

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Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

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nicksharp

Date

July 12, 2014 11:15 AM CDT

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Virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

jamoreno

Date

November 29, 2012

Place

AZ Hwy 83 (Google, OSM)

Description

Found on Arizona Scenic Highway 83 in the northbound lane, near milepost 53. Adult female. We also found the presence of hairless babies (pregnant?). Photographed by SIA volunteer Charlotte Cook.

Comment on the ID: In the Madrean Sky Islands and Sonora, Mexico this opossum is called tlacuache, or Mexican brown-nosed opossum, and I believe it is classified as Didelphis virginiana, subspecies californica. Evidence of these opossum expanding further north into Arizona have been documented. Anyone know more about the genetics of these?

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What

Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

denniswross

Date

July 5, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)
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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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