Didelphis virginiana

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Didelphis virginiana: Didelphis marsupialis, opossum, Didelphimorphia
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Didelphis virginiana - omnivorous opossum of the eastern United StatesDidelphis virginiana - omnivorous opossum of the eastern United States; noted for feigning death when in danger; esteemed as food in some areas; considered same species as the crab-eating opossum of South America
possum, opossum - nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
About the size of a large house cat, the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) is North America's only marsupial--a mammal that carries and nurses its young in a pouch.
Las especies de talla mediana y grande estan representadas por especies con valor comercial como el pecari de collar (Dycotyles angulatus Cope, 1889) y el venado cola blanca (Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann, 1780), y por carnivoros como el puma (Puma concolor Linnaeus 1771), el tigrillo (Leopardus pardalis Linnaeus 1758), el coyote (Canis latrans Say 1822), la zorra gris (Urocyon cinereoargenteus Schreber 1775), el tlacuache (Didelphis virginiana Kerr, 1792), algunas especies de zorrillos (Mephitis macroura Lichtenstein 1832; Conepatus leuconotus Lichtenstein, 1832; Spilogale putorius Linnaeus, 1758) y el tejon (Nasua narica Linnaeus, 1766) (Perez et al., 1994; Estrada Portillo, 2010).
Other small scavengers that frequented the ARF included Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), brown rat (Rattus norvegicus), and white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus).
1.1 0.7 1.1 Total squirrel-sized prey 43.2 18.6 41.1 Undetermined rodent 15.9 - 14.7 Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana 1.1 - - American Badger Taxidea taxus - - 1.1 Mountain Cottontail Sylvilagus nuttallii - - - Undetermined Lepus spp.
The Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana Kerr 1792) occurs throughout most of Texas where it is a common inhabitant of deciduous woodlands, prairies, marshes, and farmlands (Schmidly & Bradley 2016).
In the United States, individual murine typhus cases and outbreaks have been reported from suburban areas; in these instances, opossums (Didelphis virginiana) and Rattus spp.
Activity Patterns of Co-occurring Populations of Virginia Opossums (Didelphis virginiana) and Raccoons (Procyon lotory).
The six most common taxa in the GA DNR report were Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana), cottontails, gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis), raccoons (Procyon lotor), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), and striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis).
Two other species, the coyote (Canis latrans) and the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), were also identified visiting and feeding on the carcasses.