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(Science: zoology) Any American marsupial of the genera Didelphys and Chironectes. The common species of the united states is Didelphys Virginiana.

Several related species are found in south America. The water opossum of Brazil (Chironectes variegatus), which has the hind feet, webbed, is provided with a marsupial pouch and with cheek pouches. It is called also yapock. Opossum mouse.

(Science: zoology) Any schizopod crustacean of the genus mysis and allied genera. See schizopoda.

Origin: Of N. American Indian origin.

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Maximum Life Span of Animals, Fishes and Birds.

... no predators such as new zealand's tuatara generally have longer life spans because they retain reproductive capability throughout their life. an opossum dies in 3 or 4 years because have so many predators that they can often only life long enough to reproduce. this is explained in 'Genome' the ...

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by cyanodave
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Maximum Life Span of Animals, Fishes and Birds.
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What type of animal is this? (rodent-like mammal)

That was my first though too :) And it seems similar http://www.richard-seaman.com/Mammals/Australia/ But I thought, that it's opossum...?

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by JackBean
Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What type of animal is this? (rodent-like mammal)
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Proliferation and Precipitation Theory

... story about how such a thing could benefit humanity. There is a small island off the coast of New England which has a peculiar population of opossum. The opossum of that island live much longer than their mainland relatives. This is in part due to lack of predation on the island. However, ...

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by seta37
Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Proliferation and Precipitation Theory
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What are your country's endemic animals?

How about Endemic to my State, Massachusetts in the USA. common: includes opossum, Red fox, Skunk (of course), Chipmunks, flying squirrel, Eastern coyote, bobcat, bald eagle, red tailed hawk, racoon, wood chucks, beaver,black bear, white tail deer, Fishers, peragrine ...

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by Linn
Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What are your country's endemic animals?
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Re: Animal Name Game!

right goin to have a stab here. Is it an opossum??

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by franko
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Name Game!
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