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2010-11-30 21:19:26

Long a staple of nature documentaries, the somewhat bizarre development of a grub-like pink marsupial embryo outside the mother's womb is curious in another way. Duke University researchers have found that the developmental program executed by the marsupial embryo runs in a different order than the program executed by virtually every other vertebrate animal. "The limbs are at a different place in the entire timeline," said Anna Keyte, a postdoctoral biology researcher at Duke who did this...


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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 animals, which it eats on the bank. True opossums are unique to North America alone. The word "opossum"...

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2006-12-12 12:40:12

The Grey Short-tailed Opossum (Monodelphis domestica) is a small member of the Didelphidae family of opossums. It is found in South America, in Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. It is also frequently found in the exotic pet trade. It is also known as the Brazilian Opossum or Rainforest Opossum.

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