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n. - Nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America; Small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails.

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  • Because of this pouch-like structure, Mysis is sometimes called the opossum shrimp.
  • This endemic opossum is found in this ecoregion and others in dry forests in northern Colombia and Venezuela.
  • The common opossum is the size of a house cat, with a long, pointed nose, round ears, short legs, and is predominantly grey in color.
  • Superficially, mysidaceans look much like small shrimp, and since they have a ventral marsupium, they are often called opossum shrimp. for more
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