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Di·del·phis definition. Pronunciation: /dī-ˈdel-fəs/ Function: n : a genus of marsupials (family Didelphidae) that includes the common opossum (D.

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Frugivory by the black-eared opossum Didelphis aurita in the
Common Name
Virginia Opossum. Didelphis virginiana. Description: Size: Heavy-bodied animal with short legs.
Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) with woodchucks, skunks, and rabbits. Territory and home range: Not territorial.
MAMMALIAN SPECIES N... .0. 1-6, 3 figs.
May 2, 1974 Didelphis virginiana Kerr, 1792:193, Type locality, Virginia.

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Wild Ideas: A young opossum rescue
The North American or Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) — commonly called just “possum” here in the South — is the only North American marsupial, an order of mammals that raises their young in pouches.
Farm provides monarchs with a milkweed feast
The opossum (Didelphis virginiana-order Marsupialia), oft-times referred to as simply “possum,” is one of the strangest looking animals seen here in New Hampshire.
Indian woman with two wombs gives birth to two boys - one from each uterus
Uterus didelphys (sometimes also uterus didelphis) manifests as a double uterus with two separate cervixes, and in some cases a double vagina too. Each uterus is linked to the fallopian tube that faces its ovary.
Oh, possum!
Didelphis the opossum, you see, is a living fossil, practically unchanged since it came upon the Earth eons ago. The possum, as we usually call it, is North America's most primitive mammal.

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Didelphis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The six species in the genus Didelphis, commonly known as large American opossums, are members of the Didelphimorphia order.
Uterus didelphys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
North American Mammals: Didelphis virginiana
Image of Didelphis virginiana. Click to enlarge. (81 kb).
ADW: Didelphis virginiana: Pictures
Didelphis virginiana, Virginia opossum. Didelphis virginiana, Virginia opossum. Didelphis virginiana.
Virginia Opossum - Didelphis virginiana - NatureWorks
Detailed description including photographs, range, habitat, diet, and behavior.

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