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Didelphis virginiana, a species of subfamilia Didelphinae.


Taxonavigation: Didelphimorphia 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: 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
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Metatheria
Cohort: Marsupialia
Ordo: Didelphimorphia

Familia: Didelphidae
Subfamilia: Didelphinae
Tribus (4): Didelphini - Marmosini - Metachirini - Thylamyini
[list of tribus after Voss & Jansa (2009)]

Overview of genera[edit]

Chacodelphys - Chironectes - Cryptonanus - Didelphis - Gracilinanus - Lestodelphys - Lutreolina - Marmosa - Marmosops - Metachirus - Monodelphis - Philander - Thylamys - Tlacuatzin - †Thylophorops


Didelphinae Gray, 1821


  • Chironectinae Hershkovitz, 1997
  • Lestodelphyinae
  • Lutreolininae Hershkovitz, 1997
  • Marmosidae
  • Marmosinae
  • Metachirinae
  • Monodelphinae
  • Thylamyinae


  • 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