The Japanese word for "Opossum" is opossamu オポッサム, a katakanization.
Another word for "Opossum" is fukuro-nezumi 袋鼠.
- In some places, the words Possum and Opossum are synonymous. In other places, however, Possum refers to animals of the suborder Phalangeriformes while Opossum refers to animals of the order Didelphimorphia.
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