Virginia Opossum

Virginia Opossum

The Virginia opossum is the only living marsupial found in the United States.

The Virginia opossum is the only living marsupial found in the United States.

Virginia opossums are not ubiquitous throughout the United States. The species is typically found east of the Rocky Mountains and along the west coast as they are restricted by low winter temperatures and snow depth. This climatic limitation of temperature is the Virginia opossum’s only limitation.

Sources: (Allen, Marchinton, & MacLentz, 1985; Feldhamer, Drickamer, Vessey, Merritt, & Krajewski, 2007; Harmon, et al., 2005; Hoffmeister, 2002; Hossler, McAninch, & Harder, 1994; Kanda, Fuller, & Friedland, 2005; Kimble, 1997; Ladine & Kissell, Jr., 1994; McManus, 1974; McRuer & Jones, 2009; Pérez-Hernandez, R., Lew, D., & Solari, 2016; Siciliano, 2013; Weber & O’Connor, 2000; Wilemon, 2008)
Image: Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren

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