Oposum

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Untuk marsupial belahan timur, lihat posum.
?Didelphimorphia[1]
Rentang fosil: Cretaceous Akhir - Sekarang
Opossum Virginia Didelphis virginiana
Opossum Virginia Didelphis virginiana
Klasifikasi ilmiah
Kerajaan: Animalia
Filum: Chordata
Kelas: Mamalia
Infrakelas: Marsupialia
Ordo: Didelphimorphia
Gill, 1872
Famili: Didelphidae
Gray, 1821

Didelphimorphia adalah ordo oposum umum di belahan barat. Oposum bercabang dari marsupial Amerika Selatan dasar pada akhir Cretaceous atau awal Paleocene. Mereka umumnya juga disebut "posum", walaupun istilah tersebut juga untuk fauna Australia dari subordo Phalangeriformes. Opossum Virginia adalah satu-satunya binatang bernama oposum. Kata tersebut berasal dari wapathemwa bahasa Algonquian.

Referensi[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. ^ Gardner, Alfred (November 16, 2005). In Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds). Mammal Species of the World (ed. 3rd edition). Johns Hopkins University Press. hlm. 3–18. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  • Lew, Daniel; Roger Pérez-Hernández, Jacint Ventura (2006). "Two new species of Philander (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae) from northern South America". Journal of Mammalogy 87 (2): 224–237. doi:10.1644/05-MAMM-A-065R2.1. 
  • Davidson, Alan. Oxford Companion to Food (1999), "Opossum". p. 554, 556. ISBN 0-19-211579-0
  • Lonely Planet World Food Caribbean (2001) p.46 ISBN 1-86450-348-3
  • Cowper, William; Edward Tyson (1704 - 1705). "Number 290: Carigueya, Seu Marsupiale Americanum Masculum. Or, The Anatomy of a Male Opossum: In a Letter to Dr Edward Tyson, from Mr William Cowper, Chirurgeon, and Fellow of the Royal Society, London. To Which are Premised Some Further Observations on the Opossum; And a New Division of Terrestrial Brute Animals, Particularly of Those That Have Their Feet Formed Like Hands. Where an Account is Given of Some Animals Not Yet Described". Philosophical Transactions (1683-1775) 2: 1565–1575. ([1])