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American Opossums

Definition of the noun American Opossums

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American opossums is the vernacular name of the Didelphidae, a family of Didelphimorphia.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

'T N W South America ARBOREAL LIFESTYLES American opossums have adapted to take advantage of the many ecological niches offered by a forest habitat Some live high m the treetops, feasting on the abundant fruit, nectar, and insects of the canopy Others are primarily terrestrial, but will readily climb trees m search of food Bare-tailed woolly opossums actively climb through the upper canopy of trees as they look for fruit and insects Black-shoulderedJ opossums are letharg« ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

CompareMONOCOTYLEDONOUS PLANT Didelphimorphia Order of mammals: American opossums. diestrus See DIOESTRUS diet 1. Thecombinationoffoods taken in by an animal for its NUTRITION (1). 2. A restricted quantity and/or quality of foods formulated to achieve a particular end,e.g. weight loss. See also CALORIFIC RESTRICTION, OBESITY dietary drift The gradual change ofananimal's diet over timeby keepers so thatit moves away from the original prescribed diet. dietary ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

and North American opossums (Monodelphis domestica). Like the offsprings of all other marsupials, the tammar wallaby pouch young is ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

minor foundin wildfelines and didelphoids (American opossums). lagomorphs[lag′-morfs] membersof theorder Lagomorpha; hares, rabbits and pikas. Often mistakenly regarded as rodents, they differin that all species are terrestrial and herbivorous with four upper incisors; ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

armadillo, ant: eater, sloth, cavy, agouti, vampire bat, marmoset, the howling and prehensile tailed monkeys; the raccoon and muskrat are exclusively American ; the hog, horse, camel, rhinoceros, elephant, lion, tiger, lemurs, and anthropoid apes belong now to the eastern world; the giraffe, hippopotamus, chimpanzee, and most of the antelopes, are African; all thé marsupials (except the American opossums) and the monotremata are Australian, while the stags, squirrels, cats, bears, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Science (Print) (2004)

by Wilson G. Pond

This arrangement is found in a number of omnivores, including the domestic pig, African warthog, African bush pig, bandicoots, sugar gliders, American opossums , lorises, some lemurs, many New World monkeys, and humans. The chimpanzee , with a gastrointestinal tract similar to that of humans except for more distinct colonic haus- trations, is generally considered herbivorous but has been observed hunting and eating termites, small monkeys, and duikers. The omnivorous raccoon ...

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Athena a Great Horned Owl and North American Opossums at Gatorland

This is Athena a Great Horned Owl and a North American Opossums located at Gatorland in Orlando FL. This was filmed on 10/7/2015.

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