- Gray and black four-eyed opossum
name = Gray and black four-eyed opossumsMSW3 Gardner|pages=16-17] [cite journal | last = Lew | first = Daniel | coauthors = Roger Pérez-Hernández, Jacint Ventura| title = Two new species of "Philander" (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae) from northern South America | journal = Journal of Mammalogy | volume = 87 | issue = 2 | pages = 224–237 | year = 2006 |doi = 10.1644/05-MAMM-A-065R2.1] [cite journal | journal = Mammalian Biology | volume = 73 | issue = 1 | year = 2008 | pages = 14–24 | title = A new species of "Philander" Brisson, 1762 (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae) | author = David A. Flores, DA, Barqueza, RM, and Díaza, MM | doi = 10.1016/j.mambio.2007.04.002]
phylum = Chordata
genus = "Philander"
genus_authority = Brisson, 1762
type_species = "Didelphis opossum"
type_species_authority = Linneaus, 1758
The seven species in the
genus"Philander", commonly known as gray and black four-eyed opossums, are members of the Didelphimorphiaorder. The common name comes from the white spots above the eyes, which can appear from a distance to be another set of eyes.
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