Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimen Records: 304
Specimens with Sequences: 282
Specimens with Barcodes: 267
Species With Barcodes: 6
Public Records: 198
Public Species: 6
Public BINs: 10
The six species in the genus Didelphis, commonly known as large American opossums, are members of the Didelphimorphia order. The genus is composed of cat-sized omnivorous species, and are recognized on their prehensile tails and the tendency to "play possum" (feign dead) when cornered. The largest species, the Virginia opossum, is the only marsupial to be found in North America north of Mexico.
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