Definition of mouse opossum in English:

mouse opossum

Syllabification: mouse o·pos·sum


  • A mouselike opossum with large ears and no marsupial pouch, native to Central and South America.
    • Genus Marmosa, family Didelphidae: several species
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    • He suggested that Robinson's mouse opossum was a major nest predator at his study site.
    • Also called mouse opossums and rat opossums, their appearance is more suggestive of shrews.
    • These creatures are prey to vertebrates like birds, mouse opossums, salamanders, and frogs.

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