Name: Didelphis marsupialis
Authority: Linnaeus, 1758
English Common Name: Common Opossum
Spanish Common Name(s): Tlacuache Común, Guazalo, Zorro Pelón, Zarigüeya C
Portuguese Common Name(s): None Known
Global Conservation Status
IUCN Red List Category:
LC - Least concern
CITES Status: None
Distribution Status in Latin America
||Argentina, Bolivia, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
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- Eisenberg, J. F. and K. H. Redford. 1989. Mammals of the Neotropics, The Northern Neotropics, Volume 1, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press.
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- Hall, E. Raymond. 1981. The Mammals of North America, Vols. I & II. John Wiley & Sons, New York, New York. 1181 pp.
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- Patterson, B. 2003. Unpublished database of Neotropical Mammal species. The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois.
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