family Didelphidae

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Related to family Didelphidae: genus Didelphis, Caenolestidae, opossums, Virginia Opossum, Marmosa
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Didelphidae - opossums
mammal family - a family of mammals
Marsupialia, order Marsupialia - coextensive with the subclass Metatheria
possum, opossum - nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America
Didelphis, genus Didelphis - type genus of the family Didelphidae
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Equally unique is a group of opossums in the family Didelphidae that has a unique ability to eat poisonous snakes without harming itself.
They range from the large, hopping kangaroos to the opossums in the family Didelphidae, which are resistant to snake venom.
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.