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Didelphis Linnaeus 1758 (large American opossum)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39959

Alternative spelling: Didelphys

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Didelphidae according to S. Ladaveze and C. Muizon 2010

Sister taxa: Caluromyinae, Caroloameghiana, Cladodidelphys, Dasyurina, Derorhynchinae, Didelphinae, Dimerodon, Dryolestes tenax, Eobrasiliinae, Esteslestes, Hyladelphinae, Hyperdidelphys, Marmosinae, Marmosops, Marmosopsini, Paradidelphys, Peratotherium, Sparassocynus, Thylamyinae

Subtaxa: Didelphis albiventris, Didelphis marsupialis, Didelphis solimoensis, Didelphis virginiana, Didelphys

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Type: Didelphis marsupialis

Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore