Paper - Contributions to the embryology of the marsupialia 5

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Hill JP. Some observations on the early development of Didelphis Aurita (1918) Quart. J. Micr. Sc. 63:91.

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Big-eared opossum
The big-eared opossum (Didelphis aurita)
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This historic 1918 paper by James Peter Hill describes marsupial development of the big-eared opossum Didelphis aurita.

The big-eared opossum (Didelphis aurita) also known as a saruê is an opossum species from South America located within Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

Modern Notes: opossum

Phylogenetic tree of marsupials derived from retroposon data.jpg

Nilsson MA, Churakov G, Sommer M, Tran NV, Zemann A, Brosius J & Schmitz J. (2010). Tracking marsupial evolution using archaic genomic retroposon insertions. PLoS Biol. , 8, e1000436. PMID: 20668664 DOI.

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Some observations on the early development of Didelphis Aurita

(Contributions to the Embryology of the Marsupialia, V.)

James Peter Hill
James Peter Hill


J. P. Hill, H.Sc.,

Jodrell Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, University of London, University College.

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Big-eared opossum

The big-eared opossum (Didelphis aurita)

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, June 13) Embryology Paper - Contributions to the embryology of the marsupialia 5. Retrieved from

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