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  Didelphimorphia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Opossum fur is quite soft, and was once commonly used in the bathtub as a sponge.
The order Didelphimorphia contains the common opossums of the western hemisphere.
Opossums probably diverged from the basic South American marsupials in the late Cretaceous or early Paleocene.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Didelphimorphia   (805 words)

The Didelphimorphia are the common opossums of the Western hemisphere.
They diverged from the basic South American Ameridelphian stock probably in the latest Cretaceous or early Paleocene.
Perhaps this is why their range has been expanding rapidly into North America.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/di/Didelphimorphia.html   (238 words)

The order Didelphimorphia includes only New World marsupials, which are all species of opossums.
Within the order Didelphimorphia, there are four families, 15 genera and 66 species found from southeastern Canada throughout the eastern US and Mexico, into South America to about 47 degrees S in Argentina (according to Nowak)
Although not all families in the Didelphimorphia order have a marsupium, females of the didelphids usually have a distinctive pouch.
www.bobpickett.org /order_didelphimorphia.htm   (2324 words)

 ANIMAL BYTES - Order Didelphimorphia
The Didelphimorphia order is composed of 4 recent families, 15 genera and 66 species.
The members of the Didelphimorphia order tend to be nocturnal in their activity levels.
After leaving the pouch, some species remain with the female for a short while, clinging to her back when traveling.
www.seaworld.org /animal-info/Animal-Bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordata/craniata/mammalia/didelphimorphia/order.htm   (352 words)

 Pictures of American marsupials | Didelphimorphia facts
Didelphimorphia is mentioned in the following topics: AardvarkAfrosoricida Alston's Woolly Mouse OpossumAmeridelphia batCarnivora(Full text)
Didelphimorphia is the only order that occurs in North America.
Phylogenetic analysis of this data set indicates that Didelphimorphia is a basal marsupial lineage followed by Paucituberculata.
www.thewebsiteofeverything.com /animals/mammals/Didelphimorphia   (550 words)

 Colocolos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a very small order of opossums containing only one living species known as the colocolo or monito del monte.
At one time they were placed in the order Didelphimorphia along with the other opossums, but due to several morphological differences were placed in a separate order.
The upper and lower incisors are broader than those of Didelphimorphia, but the dental formula is exactly the same as a family in that order.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/sciences/Zoology/ClassMammalia/Mammals/OrderDidelphimorphia/Colocolos/Colocolos.htm   (137 words)

 Hartl Lab - Bernardo Lemos
Lemos B, Marroig G, Cerqueira R. Evolutionary rates and stabilizing selection in large-bodied opossum skulls (Didelphimorphia : Didelphidae).
de Moraes DA, Lemos B, Cerqueira R. Supernumerary molars in neotropical opossums (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae).
The taxonomic status of Monodelphis umbristriata (Didelphimorphia : Didelphidae).
www.oeb.harvard.edu /hartl/lab/people/bernardo.html   (455 words)

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Taxonomists now treat Marsupialia as a subclass of the class Mammalia, with seven different orders.
Fossil remains indicate the virginia opossum lived during the Pleistocene Period, in what is referred to as the “Sangamon Interglacial Stage.” The earliest remains were found in South America.
www.cnr.umn.edu /fwcb/courses/fw8576/1marsupials_DL.doc   (786 words)

 IngentaConnect Diet of three didelphid marsupials (Mammalia, Didelphimorphia) in...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
IngentaConnect Diet of three didelphid marsupials (Mammalia, Didelphimorphia) in...
Diet of three didelphid marsupials (Mammalia, Didelphimorphia) in southern Brazil
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 Sistematica de thylamys: didelphimorphia: marmosidae. un estudio de las poblaciones  asignadas a thylamys elegans ...
REIG, O. KIRSCH, y L. New conclusions on the relationships of the opossum-like marsupials, with an annotated classification of the Didelphimorphia.
REIG, O. KIRSCH, y L. Systematic relationships of the living and Neocenozoic American opossum-like marsupials (suborder Didelphimorphia), with comments on the classification of these and of the Cretaceous and Paleogene New World and European Metatherians.
VENTURA, J., R. PEREZ-HERNANDEZ, y M. Morphometric assessment of the Monodelphis brevicaudata group (Didelphimorphia: Didelphidae) in Venezuela.
sisbib.unmsm.edu.pe /BibVirtual/Tesis/Basic/Solari_T_S/bibliogr.htm   (1601 words)

 Paleocene mammals of the world
Opossums and their relatives belong to the order Didelphimorphia (named after the recent Virginia opossum Didelphis).
Pucadelphys, a primitive opossum from the early Paleocene of Bolivia, is known from the best fossils for any early marsupial.
Abundant fossil Didelphimorphia are known from middle Paleocene fissure fillings in Brazil.
www.paleocene-mammals.de /marsupials.htm   (1080 words)

 Lab 5
The goal for this lab is to learn to identify the skins of the mammals listed below.
BEFORE you attend this lab, work on scientific and common names and some obvious features given in your field guide.
www.wtamu.edu /~rmatlack/Mammalogy/lab5.htm   (1057 words)

 North American Mammals - Search Results
Search Results - Didelphimorphia · Didelphidae · Didelphis
Click the species name for a detailed record.
Each species will add about 50 KB to your Field Guide.
www.mnh.si.edu /mna/image_menu.cfm?genus=34   (41 words)

 Mammalogy Lab
Lab #5 - Mammalian skeleton, Skins of Didelphimorphia, Lagomorpha, Chiroptera, and remaining Rodentia, Quiz 2
Lab #10 - Skulls of Didelphimorphia, Insectivora, Chiroptera, Lagomorpha, and Rodentia, Quiz 5
Lab #11 - Skulls of Chiroptera, Analysis of prey in carnivore scats or owl pellets, Quiz 6
www.wtamu.edu /~rmatlack/Mammalogy/lab.htm   (314 words)

 Didelphis virginiana - Wikimedia Commons
Please help with the translation of policy pages at Commons:Help page maintenance.
Class : Mammalia - Subclass : Marsupialia - Order ;: Didelphimorphia
This page was last modified 19:40, 26 July 2005.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Didelphis_virginiana   (53 words)

 Mammal's Den!
Although large mammals may be the most well known, the small and secretive species are the most abundant.
Within Kansas are found representatives of eight Orders: Didelphimorphia (opossums), Insectivora (shrews and moles), Chiroptera (bats), Xenartha (armadillos), Lagomorpha (rabbits, hares and pikas), Rodentia (rodents), Carnivora (carnivores) and Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates).
A complete checklist of Kansas's mammals is found below.
www.gpnc.org /den.htm   (274 words)

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