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SPECIES Didelphis marsupialis

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 54.
Common Name:Common Opossum
Type Locality:"America;" restricted to Surinam (Thomas, 1911a).
Distribution:Tamaulipas, México, south throughout Central and South America to Perú, Bolivia, and Brazil.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Middle American populations were revised by Gardner (1973); Cerqueira (1985) treated the species as monotypic; carcinophaga Boddaert, 1784, is an invalid emendation of karkinophaga Zimmermann.
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SUBSPECIES marsupialis



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