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SPECIES Didelphis virginiana

Author:Kerr, 1792.
Citation:In Linnaeus, Anim. Kingdom: 193.
Common Name:Virginia Opossum
Type Locality:"Virginia, Louisiana, Mexico, Brasil, and Peru;" restricted to Virginia (J. A. Allen, 1901:160c).
Distribution:S Canada; E and C United States (with introduced populations in Pacific states); México; and in Central America south into N Costa Rica.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Revised by Gardner (1973, 1982); reviewed by McManus (1974, Mammalian Species, 40).
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