Name: Didelphis virginiana
Authority: Kerr, 1792
English Common Name: Virginia Opossum
Spanish Common Name(s): Tlacuache Común, Guazalo, Zorro Pelón
Portuguese Common Name(s): None Known
Global Conservation Status
IUCN Red List Category:
LC - Least concern
CITES Status: None
Very adaptable; may be found in most habitats. Prefers wooded riparian habitats. Also in suburban areas. Abandoned burrows, buildings, hollow logs, and tree cavities are generally used for den sites. In southeastern New York, all weaning dens were in burrows; weaning dens were in more densely vegetated habitats than were nonweaning dens (Hossler et al. 1994).
Distribution Status in Latin America
||Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador
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