Linnaeus’s Mouse Opossum

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Mouse opossum (Marmosa murina) seen from the side carrying her litter on her back
Linnaeus's mouse opossum (Marmosa murina).
(Mammifères, Pl. 17.)

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Hand-colored steel engraving showing a mouse opossum (Marmosa murina) seen from the side carrying her litter on her back. Linnaeus’s mouse opossum is a marsupial in the family Didelphidae, native to South America.

The full caption reads in the original French:

2éme série. Quadrupèdes à os marsupiaux. (Is. G. St. Hil.)
1er ordre — Marsupiaux carnassiers. 2. Didelphe marmose (Didelphis murina, Lin.). 1/2 de grand. natur.

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