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Didelphis virginiana, a species of familia Didelphidae.


Taxonavigation: Didelphimorphia 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohort: Metatheria
Cohors: 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.
  • Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. (eds.)  2005. Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference. 3rd edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore. 2 volumes. 2142 pp. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

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