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American Marsupials

Definition of the noun American Marsupials

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American marsupials is the vernacular name of the Didelphimorphia, an order of Metatheria.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

leaving its forefeet free to sift through the stream bottom for food MARSUPIAL ORIGINS DNA studies have confirmed that the monito del monte of Argentina and Chile is the only Irving member of the Microbiothenidae, a family of South American marsupials more closely related to Australian marsupials than to the other marsupials of South America Together with fossil marsupials found in the Antarctic Peninsula, the monno del monte studies support the theory that marsupials spread ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Evolutionary Biology (2009)

by Elizabeth Owen, Eve Daintith

The South American marsupials had evolved and diversified like the Australian marsupials, but when the land bridge was re- established, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

A General Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Etc., of the World; Editor-in-chief, Frederick Converse Beach ... Managing Editor, Forrest Morgan ... Assistant Editors, Nathan Haskell Dole ... Edward Thomas Roe ... Thomas Campbell Copeland ... by Frederick Converse Beach, Forrest Morgan, George Edwin Rines, E. T. Roe, Nathan Haskell Dole, Thomas Campbell Copeland

The American marsupials, with the exception of one genus, all belong to the family Didelphiide, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evolution (2009)

by Stanley A. Rice

Few South American marsupials successfully moved northward, the ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Palms (2017)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (2 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

(American marsupials, American opossums, Mexican mouse opossum) to the inflorescences of this understory palm; mouse opossums might also serve as efficient transport hosts for flower mites Spadiseius calyptrogynae (Spadiseius calyptrogyne) (Acari, Mesostigmata, Ascoidea) of the ascoid family Melicharidae that travel between inflorescences on pollinating bats.

Google previewChandler's Encyclopedia (1898)

An Epitome of Universal Knowledge ... by William Henry Chandler

American Marsupials of two genera. Chiro- nectes, the water- opossum, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1889)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes

corresponds to the modern family Didelphyidat, which is the only group of marsupials living in America, and includes the whole of the American marsupials, all the rest of the order Marsupialia being confined in the present geological ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics (2014)

by Eric C.R. Reeve

The short DNA sequences they retrieved from the mitochondrial 12S rRNA and cytochrome b genes allowed the phylogenetic relationships between the marsupial wolf and other carnivorous Australian and South American marsupials to be resolved. The thylacine is clearly related to other Australian marsupials, but lacks a close relative among extant taxa.

Google previewChambers concise dictionary (2004)

any of several small tree-dwelling American marsupials with thick fur, an OPPOSABLE thumb on each hindfoot and a hairless prehensile tail. 2 any of various similar marsupials, native to Australasia, such as the PHALANGER. Also called possum. [17c: from Algonquian opassom, from op white + assom dog or doglike animal ] opp. > abbrevl opposed. 2 opposite. opponent /a'pounant/ >n someone who belongs to the opposing side in an argument, ...

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