A neotype for Didelphis marsupialis Linnaeus, 1758. (American Museum novitates, no. 3923)
American Museum of Natural History.
Didelphis marsupialis, type species of the genus Didelphis, is a widely distributed and commonly studied American marsupial. Unfortunately, the previously noncontroversial application of the epithet marsupialis Linnaeus, 1758, has recently been called into question, and the lectotype is no longer extant. To preserve long-standing binomial usage for this species and other congeneric taxa, we designate a specimen from Surinam in the Royal Ontario Museum as neotype.
11 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Didelphis marsupialis -- Type specimens., Didelphis -- Nomenclature., Type specimens (Natural history), Suriname., America.