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A possum (plural form: possums) is any of about 69 small to medium-sized arboreal marsupial species native to Australia, New Guinea, and Sulawesi (and introduced to New Zealand and China). The name derives from their resemblance to the opossums of the Americas.


Mammals: O-Q


The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1889)


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