December 22, 2014

What’s the only marsupial native to North America?

Opossum Picture


The opossum.  Opossums are the largest order of marsupials  in the Western Hemisphere. They are also commonly called possums, though that term is also applied to Australian fauna of the suborder Phalangeriformes. The Virginia Opossum was the first animal to be named an opossum; usage of the name was published in 1610.

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