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opossum

a cat-sized, arboreal, insectivorous and carnivorous marsupial with dense, black through every shade to white, fur with a pointed snout, bare prehensile tail and a noted ability to play dead when in danger—hence playing 'possum. Called also American or Virginian opossum, Didelphis virginiana.
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We obtained karyotype for 26 species (11 Didelphimorphia and 15 Rodentia; Table 3).
of abrangente Order Vernacular Nome citations Use1 Didelphimorphia Skunk 02 4 Racoon 19 2, 4 Opossum 09 1, 2, 4 Opossum 05 2, 4 Rodentia Central American 04 2, 4 abouti Cavy 18 2 Rock cavy 08 2, 4 Xenartra Sex-banded 52 2, 4 armadillo Anteater 07 2, 4 (true) Armadillo 43 2, 4 Primates Monkey 04 4 Total = 58 Total = 514 Key.
Peru es uno de los paises con mayor diversidad de mamiferos; de las 508 especies nativas registradas 40 pertenecen al orden Didelphimorphia de las cuales 29 estan presentes en la selva baja (Pacheco et al.
This paper focuses on mesopredators, mammalian carnivores of the orders Didelphimorphia and Carnivora generally weighing < 20 kg.
Para este trabajo, se estudiaron garrapatas depositadas en la Coleccion de Anexos (ACML) de la Coleccion Mamiferos Lillo (CML), Facultad de Ciencias Naturales e Instituto Miguel Lillo, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina; recolectadas sobre mamiferos silvestres de los ordenes Carnivora (Canidae y Felidae), Rodentia (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) y Didelphimorphia (Didelphidae) en las provincias de Catamarca, Salta, Santiago del Estero y Tucuman.
Fuera de la reserva estuvieron mejor representados los ordenes Didelphimorphia, Cingulata, Carnivora y Rodentia, en general con animales de tamano mediano y grande.
piscivorus Lacepede, cottonmouth S Crotalus horridus Linnaeus, timber S rattlesnake Sistrurus catenatus (Rafinesque), N eastern massasauga Hypothetical: Eumeces anthracinus (Baird), coal skink Regina grahami Baird & Girard, Graham's water snake Tropidoclonian lineatum (Hallowell), lined snake Extirpated: Farancia abacura (Holbrook), mud snake X CLASS MAMMALIA Order Didelphimorphia (American opossums) Family Didelphidae (opossums) Didelphis virginiana Kerr, opossum I Order Insectivora (shrews and moles) Family Soricidae (shrews) Blarina brevicauda (Say), short-tailed I shrew Cryptotis parva (Say), least shrew I Sorex cinereus Kerr, masked shrew N S.
Mammalia, Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae, Glironia venusta Thomas, 1912 and Chironectes minimus (Zimmermann, 1780): Distribution extension for eastern Amazonia.
El orden con mayor numero de especies fue Chiroptera (murcielagos) con 27, seguido de Rodentia (roedores) con 14, Carnivora (carnivoros) con 11, Artiodactyla (pecaries, venados) y Didelphimorphia (tlacuaches) con dos y Cingulata (armadillos), Lagomorpha (conejos y liebres) y Soricomorpha (musaranas) con una especie cada uno.