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Didelphis virginiana  Kerr, 1792
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179921

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Tlacuache norteño [Spanish]
 
    opossum d'Amérique [French]
 
    Virginia Opossum [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassMetatheria Huxley, 1880  
                               OrderDidelphimorphia Gill, 1872 – cuica, didelfimorfo, gambá, marsupial, mucura, marsupials, American marsupials  
                                  FamilyDidelphidae Gray, 1821 – opossoms, American opossums  
                                     SubfamilyDidelphinae Gray, 1821  
                                        GenusDidelphis Linnaeus, 1758 – large American opossums  
                                           SpeciesDidelphis virginiana Kerr, 1792 – Tlacuache norteño, opossum d'Amérique, Virginia Opossum  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Subspecies Didelphis virginiana californica Bennett, 1833  
                                              Subspecies Didelphis virginiana pigra Bangs, 1898  
                                              Subspecies Didelphis virginiana virginiana Kerr, 1792  
                                              Subspecies Didelphis virginiana yucatanensis J. A. Allen, 1901  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Didelphis virginiana    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Virginia Opossum[English], opossum d'Amérique [French]   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Tlacuache norteño[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Didelphis virginiana   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Didelphis virginiana   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nowak, Ronald M.  
  Publication Date: 1991   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Walker's Mammals of the World, vol. 1, 5th ed.   
  Page(s): 1629   
  Publisher: The Johns Hopkins UniversityPress   
  Publication Place: Baltimore and London   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-3970-X   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Didelphis virginiana   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Didelphis virginiana   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Didelphis virginiana, Virginia Opossum [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
    Middle America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native & Introduced  
    Canada, Native & Introduced  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Revised by Gardner (1973, 1982); reviewed by McManus (1974, Mammalian Species, 40)  
    Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
 

 

   

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