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Plate XXXV: Didelphys americana "This medium-sized and Shrew-like species is sufficiently distinguished form all the foregoing short-tailed Opossums by the presence of three dark longitudinal lines running down the back. There are fifteen pairs of teats, of which five are central. Length of head and body of male about 5 1/2 inches; of tail 2 2/5 inches; female rather smaller, with the tail relatively longer. Distribution.- Brazil."