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Synonyms for opossum

nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America

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Rats stowed away on ships, and settlers introduced opossums for the fur trade and stoats to control rabbits.
So it keeps heat from the opossum in the Australian Outback and prevents the polar bear from freezing in sub-zero temperatures.
The black-eared opossum Didelphis aurita (Wied-Neuwied, 1826) is one of the largest marsupials in Brazil (Gardner 2007).
Additionally, the opossum is an excellent candidate to explore shifting habitat needs in highly urban areas because opossum patch colonization and extinction events can be observed over a short time frame.
Part realism (how an opossum lives in the world) and part fantasy (opossum rooftop disco in the city), Appleblossom the Possum is a fun read, and the illustrations are a perfect accompaniment to the lighthearted story.
Though not very popular here, opossum is a southern specialty.
Opossum Creek Retreat is family built, owned and operated.
Scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute have established the gray short-tailed opossum, a small marsupial from South America, as such a model, and tested an over-the-counter facial lotion containing SPF15 sunscreen for its ability to prevent UV-induced melanoma.
It could have been overlooked in some other studies of opossum ectoparasites because of its diminutive size.
The Colocolo opossum (Dromiciops gliroides Thomas, 1894) is an arboreal marsupial, endemic to temperate rain forests of southern Chile and Argentina (Iriarte, 2008; Martin, 2010), and the sole living representative of the order Microbiotheria (Mann, 1978).
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists developed the laboratory opossum as a new animal model to study the most common liver disease in people for which there is no cure.
Didelphis virginiana, the Virginia opossum, is the only native marsupial found within the United States (7).
The large number of teeth, pronounced sagittal crest (ridge) on the top of the skull, and the overall shape, identify the larger skull as an opossum.
Summary: Heidi the cross-eyed opossum, Germany's biggest media sensation, will make her predictions on who will win the Oscars.
A baby opossum is about the size of a grain of rice," says Voss.