from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Didelphys and the preferred (though erroneous) form, under the rule of priority.
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- n. type genus of the family Didelphidae
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At this period domestic animals were not numerous in the Moluccas, but among the wild animals the most curious were the _babiroussa_, an enormous wild boar with long tusks bent backwards; the opossum, a kind of didelphis a little larger than our squirrel; the phalanger,