common opossum


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Noun1.common opossum - omnivorous opossum of the eastern United Statescommon opossum - 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
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2001: Food habits, home and activity of the common opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) in a forest fragment of southern Brazil.
novemcinctus (40) 10 Collared anteater, Tamandua tetradactyla (26) 23 Marsupiala Common opossum, Didelphis marsupialis (29) 3 White-eared opossum, D.

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