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Brown Four-eyed Opossum
2006-12-12 12:36:30

The Brown Four-eyed Opossum, Metachirus nudicaudatus, is a pouch less marsupial of the family Didelphidae. It is found in different forested habitats of Central and South America. It is a strongly nocturnal land animal. Its diet varies feeding on fruits, small vertebrates and invertebrates. The Brown Four-eyed Opossum builds nests made of leaves and twigs in tree branches or under rocks...

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...

Virginia Opossum
2006-12-12 12:30:18

The Virginia Opossum is the only marsupial found in North America. A solitary and nocturnal animal about the size of a domestic cat, it is a successful opportunist and is found throughout North America from coast to coast (introduced to California in 1910). It ranges from Central America and Mexico to southern Canada, and seems to be still expanding its range northward. It is often seen near...

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...

Bare-tailed Woolly Opossum
2006-12-12 12:18:46

Bare-tailed Woolly Opossum, also called the White-eared Opossum is an opossum species from South America. It is a species restricted only to moist forests. Just like any other member of the genus, the Bare-tailed Woolly opossum is a strongly tree living species of marsupial, differing from other opossums for having a smaller litter size. It feeds on fruits, nectar, invertebrates and small...

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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