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Didelphis virginiana, a species of familia Didelphidae.


Taxonavigation: Didelphimorphia

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Marsupialia
Ordo: Didelphimorphia

Familia: Didelphidae
Subfamiliae: Caluromyinae - Didelphinae - Glironiinae - Hyladelphinae
[list of subfamiliae after Voss & Jansa (2009)]


Didelphidae Gray, 1821


  • Flores, D.A. 2009: Phylogenetic analyses of postcranial skeletal morphology in didelphid marsupials. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, (320)
  • Voss, R.S.; Jansa, S.A. 2009: Phylogenetic relationships and classification of didelphid marsupials, an extant radiation of New World metatherian mammals. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, (322)
  • London Med. Repos., 15: 308.
  • Mammal Species of the World, A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd edition, 2005 ISBN 0801882214


Vernacular names[edit]

italiano: Didelfidi
日本語: オポッサム科
suomi: Pussirotat, opossumit
svenska: Pungråttor
українська: Опосуми
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