I saw numerous roadkilled mammals on my 1-1/2 day journey but this was the only one on a rural highway I had a chance to stop and document. Other species included innumerable raccoons, striped skunk, fox squirrel, and one possible badger (on a narrow busy state highway).
Caught between a road and a high fence.
Tlacuache atropellado en la Carretera Federal #45, Kilómetro 278-400, frente al Parque Dalila y a 400 m de la UNIPOLI.
Estaba sobre un túnel de desfogue con vegetación riparia (álamos, tulares, pastos) rodeado de áreas de cultivo.
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...