Taxon profile


Virginia Opossum
Didelphis virginiana Kerr, 1792

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Didelphimorphia - American marsupials »  family Didelphidae - opossums »  genus Didelphis

Scientific synonyms

Didelphis virginianus
Didelphis marsupialis virginiana

Other names

= North American opossum

Least Concern

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Didelphis virginiana californica Bennett, 1833
subspecies Didelphis virginiana pigra Bangs, 1898
subspecies Didelphis virginiana virginiana Kerr, 1792
subspecies Didelphis virginiana yucatanensis J.A. Allen, 1901

Links and literature

EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Didelphis virginiana Kerr, 1792]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [49:nordopossum]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Didelphis virginiana (Kerr, 1792)]
CZ Anděra M. (2011): České názvy živočichů. Savci (Mammalia). Dodatek 1 – Vačnatí (Metatheria), Lynx, n. s. Praha [as Didelphis virginiana]
Data retrieved on: 8 March 2011

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