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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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About the size of a large house cat, the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) is North America's only marsupial--a mammal that carries and nurses its young in a pouch.
An opossum's gestational intra-uterine period lasts only 13 days and new offspring can be born twice a year.
There are over 100 species of opossum still alive today in South America, of which 24 are short-tailed opossums.
The goal of this study was to evaluate the role of the Virginia opossum as a potential predator of salamanders.
I came across a photograph of then-Governor Franklin Roosevelt setting down to a meal of opossum and sweet potatoes at a dinner hosted by the Atlanta Association of Building Owners and Managers.
The Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana Kerr 1792) occurs throughout most of Texas where it is a common inhabitant of deciduous woodlands, prairies, marshes, and farmlands (Schmidly & Bradley 2016).
NEW Zealand has set itself an environmental goal so ambitious it has been compared to putting a man on the moon - ridding the nation of every last rat, opossum and stoat.
The rise in the population of raccoon, skunks and opossum is directly related to the decline in the number of trappers keeping those populations in check.
In the present study, we report for the first time an agonistic interaction between marsupials and bats, and food defense behaviour in the black-eared opossum Didelphis aurita.
But Appleblossom is a little more curious than an opossum should be, especially about the little girl who lives nearby.
They have recipes for just about every species of flattened fauna that you could ever drive by, including skunk, squirrel, woodchuck, raccoon, turtle and opossum. They valuably highlight the importance of aging and marinating, as well as techniques for preparing sauces, kabobs, meatballs, stews and burger.
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.
Anderson et al., "Surveillance and movements of Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) in the bovine tuberculosis region of Michigan," Epidemiology and Infection, vol.
One familiar Pourquoi story is that of how the opossum came to have a bare tail.