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Water Opossum Yapok
2007-12-18 14:56:27

The Water Opossum (Chironectes minimus), also locally known as the Yapok, is a marsupial of the family Didelphidae. This creature is found in the freshwater streams and lakes in Mexico, Central and South America to Argentina, and is the only living aquatic marsupial. It spends its days in bank-side burrows and emerges after dark to swim and search for fish, crustaceans and other aquatic...

Linnaeuss Mouse Opossum
2006-12-12 12:32:27

Linnaeus's Mouse Opossum (Marmosa murina), also known as the Common or Murine Mouse Opossum, is a South American marsupial of the family Didelphidae. Its range includes Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, and eastern Bolivia. The Linnaeus's Mouse Opossum has a body length of approximately 4.25-5.75 inches (11-14.5...

Common Opossum
2006-12-12 12:25:48

The Common Opossum or Manicou is an opossum species living from the south of Mexico to Bolivia. It prefers the woods, but can also live in fields and cities. The Common Opossum is approximately as big as a cat. Its fine and smooth tail can measure 19.7 inches (50 cm). It has 50 teeth. The Common Opossum is a nocturnal animal. During the day, it sleeps in the hollow of a tree. Its head...

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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