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Didelphis (common opossums)

Wikipedia Abstract

The six species in the genus Didelphis, commonly known as large American opossums, are members of the order Didelphimorphia. The genus is composed of cat-sized omnivorous species, and are recognized on their prehensile tails and the tendency to "play possum" (feign dead) when cornered. The largest species, the Virginia opossum, is the only marsupial to be found in North America north of Mexico.
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Didelphis albiventris (White-eared Opossum) (Attributes)
Didelphis aurita (Big-eared Opossum) (Attributes)
Didelphis imperfecta (Guianan White-eared Opossum) (Attributes)
Didelphis marsupialis (Common Opossum) (Attributes)
Didelphis pernigra (Andean White-eared Opossum) (Attributes)
Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum) (Attributes)

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Birmingham Zoo

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