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How Did North America End Up With a Marsupial?

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Both North and South America have their own species of marsupial, the opossum, but how they got so far away from their Australian relatives is a bit of a mystery.

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Sources:
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/oldest-known-ancestor-of/
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265347494_The_Opossum_Its_Amazing_Story
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