|One of a group of marsupial opossum species distributed throughout the Americas.|
|1. Opossum skull, lateral view.|
|2. Upper teeth of opossum.
(a) The "primitive" deciduous third premolar is replaced by a "modern" type of tooth in this species.
|Details of Specimens Illustrated|
|Condylobasal length||109mm||Zygomatic width||59mm|
|Jaw length||83mm||Interorbital width||21mm|
Latin Name : Didelphis "double womb" (referring to the pouch) from theGreek words di "two" and delphis "the womb"