water opossum


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Water opossum \Wa"ter o*pos"sum\ (Zool.)
   See Yapock, and the Note under Opossum.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yapock \Ya"pock\ (?; 277), n. [Probably from the river Oyapok,
   between French Guiana and Brazil.] (Zool.)
   A South American aquatic opossum (Chironectes variegatus)
   found in Guiana and Brazil. Its hind feet are webbed, and its
   fore feet do not have an opposable thumb for climbing. Called
   also water opossum. [Written also yapack.]
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