Water opossum

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Related to Chironectes: Dasyurus viverrinus, Yapock

Wa´ter o`pos´sum


1.(Zool.) See Yapock, and the Note under Opossum.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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2010: Predation of bats (Phyllostomidae) captured in mist nets for Chironectes minimus (Zimmermann, 1780) and lifting previous on the subject of predators what present the same behaviour.
South America is home to some ecologically specialized species, including the water opossum (Chironectes minimus)--the world's only semiaquatic marsupial.
Comparative limb myology of two opossums, Didelphis and Chironectes. Journal of Morphology 169:113-140.
Mammalia, Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae, Glironia venusta Thomas, 1912 and Chironectes minimus (Zimmermann, 1780): Distribution extension for eastern Amazonia.
En los generos Didelphis, Philander y Chironectes, el marsupio se encuentra bien desarrollado (PATTON et al., 2000).
Otros grupos bien representados son los marsupiales (Marmosa mexicana, Tlacuatzin canescens, Caluromys derbianus, Chironectes minimus, Didelphis marsupialis, Didelphis virginiana) y los primates (Alouatta palliata y Ateles geoffroyi) con afinidades tambien tropicales (Alvarez & de LaChica 1991, Briones-Salas & Sanchez-Cordero 2004).
virginiana, Marmosa murina, Metachirus nudicaudatus, Chironectes minimus (Vicente 1966, Diaz Hungria 1978, Navone & Suriano 1992a, Quintao e Silva & Martins de Araujo Costa 1999, Thatcher 2006, Chagas-Montinho 2007).