How Did North America End Up With a Marsupial?

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SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. 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. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at www.tiktok.com/@scishow ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever: Alisa Sherbow, Silas Emrys, Chris Peters, Adam Brainard, Dr. Melvin Sanicas, Melida Williams, Jeremy Mysliwiec, charles george, Tom Mosner, Christopher R Boucher, Alex Hackman, Piya Shedden, GrowingViolet, Nazara, Matt Curls, Ash, Eric Jensen, Jason A Saslow, Kevin Bealer, Sam Lutfi, James Knight, Christoph Schwanke, Bryan Cloer, Jeffrey Mckishen ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? SciShow Tangents Podcast: www.scishowtangents.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: www.twitter.com/scishow Instagram: instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: www.scientificamerican.com/article/oldest-known-ancestor-of/ www.researchgate.net/publication/265347494_The_Opossum_Its_Amazing_Story www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091215202320.htm www.livescience.com/64897-why-marsupials-in-australia.html www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/71489/10/ZORA_NL_71489.pdf www.istockphoto.com/photo/baby-opossum-pine-barrens-new-jersey-gm182874101-13820873 commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gamb%C3%A1_(Didelphis_marsupialis).jpg en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Didelphis_virginiana_with_young.JPG www.istockphoto.com/photo/panama-3d-render-topographic-map-gm909748718-250565427 commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gondwana_420_Ma.png#/media/File:Gondwana_420_Ma.png journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0008278 commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sinodelphys_szalayi_7.JPG www.istockphoto.com/photo/baby-possum-gm139677758-1002646 www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/joey-kangaroo-wallaby-marsupial-animal-australia-wxy90ny

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