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French translation: philander (m.)

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English term or phrase:four-eyed opossum
French translation:philander (m.)
Entered by: Paule Antonelli
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07:48 Feb 9, 2001
English to French translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: four eye opossum
takes its name from the white spot above each eye
Paule Antonelli
Local time: 09:19
"philander opossum" or "Metachirus nudicaudatus" or "Philander nudicaudatus"
Explanation:
Here are a few references:

Metachirus nudicaudatus (brown four-eyed opossum)
Philander opossum (grey four-eyed opossum)
http://www.uni-hohenheim.de/~bahagish/Didelphoidea.htm

And here, together with their local names, as well as their latin names:

Cica comun Brown Four- eyed Opossum Metachirus nudicaudatus
Comadreja gris Grey Four-eyed Opossum Philander opossum
http://www.yacutinga.com/mammals_and_birds.htm

Another interesting site about opossums gives:

"The gray four-eyed opossum (Philander opossum) and the brown four-eyed, or rat-tailed, opossum (Metachirus
nudicaudatus) have a pair of large whitish spots over the eyes. Both are found in Central and South America; they have large
heads and long tails, and the latter species is pouchless."
http://jurique.agava.ru/opossinf.htm

"Four-eyed opossum Philander nudicadatus"
http://www.zoologicalfauna.com/mammals/mammals_list.htm
(note: I think that "nudicadatus" is a mistake and should read "nudicaudatus". )

"Philander nudicaudatus Four-eyed oppossum"
http://www.guyanawildlife.com/default.asp?cat=4¤tpage=...

The French don't seem to have a common name for these marsupials, and just use the latin name:

" Par exemple, les sarigues
Didelphis marsupialis provenant de 5 localités distantes ne diffèrent en moyenne que par 0.3% de différences
génétiques, alors que, pour ces mêmes localités, le marsupial Metachirus nudicaudatus renferme des haplotypes dont
la divergence moyenne est au moins cinq fois supérieure"
http://kourou.cirad.fr/silvolab/html/projet_chasse.html

"Structuration spatiale et stratégies de reproduction chez deux marsupiaux Didelphidés de Guyane (Didelphis marsupiulis et Philander opossum) : relation avec la structuration génétique des
populations"
http://www.univ-paris13.fr/Menugauche/Evenements/thes9900.ht...

or (talking about a virus):
"Isolé par le Laboratoire de Virologie de Belem, Para (Brésil), à partir d'un broyat d'organes de Philander opossum"
http://www.pasteur.fr/recherche/banques/CRORA/bibref/br01720...

Unfortunately, I cannot find any instance in French of the expression "philander nudicaudatus", which seems to include both kinds, grey and brown.

Hope this helps anyway.
Selected response from:

Louise Atfield
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for the info. In the end, I went to the library, and found a reference to "le philander", with a description of the distinctive white markings above the eyes. You were quite right about the French using the Latin term.
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Summary of answers provided
na"philander opossum" or "Metachirus nudicaudatus" or "Philander nudicaudatus"Louise Atfield
namarsupial Didelphidé sud-Américain
Yolanda Broad
naPhilander opossumJean-Luc Crucifix
naopossum ocelléAlbert Golub


  

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28 mins
opossum ocellé


Explanation:
j'ai trouvé "four eyed sole" sole ocellée sur eurodicautom zoologie
cela s'applique peut etre a l'opossum
a+

Albert Golub
Local time: 15:19
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 2094
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39 mins
Philander opossum


Explanation:
Je n'ai pas trouvé de traduction, mais bien le nom scientifique de l'opossum:

"The gray four-eyed opossum (Philander opossum) and the brown four-eyed, or rat-tailed, opossum (Metachirus nudicaudatus) have a pair of large whitish spots over the eyes. Both are found in Central and South America; they have large heads and long tails, and the latter species is pouchless."
http://www.britannica.com/bcom/eb/article/5/0,5716,58645 1 5...

Une recherche en français sur "philander opossum" donne ceci:
http://www.google.com/search?as_q=philander opossum&num=100&...


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&q=four%2deye...
    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&q=philander+...
Jean-Luc Crucifix
France
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 164
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6 hrs
marsupial Didelphidé sud-Américain


Explanation:
J'ai trouvé le suivant :

Enseignement - Formation à la recherche équipe ...
... Guillemin ML Flux génique dans les populations d'un marsupial Didelphidé sud-Américain Philander opossum. Thèse de l'Université Paris XIII (dir : P ...
www.snv.jussieu.fr/ecologie/URA1183/Ensfor.html


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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 09:19
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 720
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1 day 5 hrs
"philander opossum" or "Metachirus nudicaudatus" or "Philander nudicaudatus"


Explanation:
Here are a few references:

Metachirus nudicaudatus (brown four-eyed opossum)
Philander opossum (grey four-eyed opossum)
http://www.uni-hohenheim.de/~bahagish/Didelphoidea.htm

And here, together with their local names, as well as their latin names:

Cica comun Brown Four- eyed Opossum Metachirus nudicaudatus
Comadreja gris Grey Four-eyed Opossum Philander opossum
http://www.yacutinga.com/mammals_and_birds.htm

Another interesting site about opossums gives:

"The gray four-eyed opossum (Philander opossum) and the brown four-eyed, or rat-tailed, opossum (Metachirus
nudicaudatus) have a pair of large whitish spots over the eyes. Both are found in Central and South America; they have large
heads and long tails, and the latter species is pouchless."
http://jurique.agava.ru/opossinf.htm

"Four-eyed opossum Philander nudicadatus"
http://www.zoologicalfauna.com/mammals/mammals_list.htm
(note: I think that "nudicadatus" is a mistake and should read "nudicaudatus". )

"Philander nudicaudatus Four-eyed oppossum"
http://www.guyanawildlife.com/default.asp?cat=4¤tpage=...

The French don't seem to have a common name for these marsupials, and just use the latin name:

" Par exemple, les sarigues
Didelphis marsupialis provenant de 5 localités distantes ne diffèrent en moyenne que par 0.3% de différences
génétiques, alors que, pour ces mêmes localités, le marsupial Metachirus nudicaudatus renferme des haplotypes dont
la divergence moyenne est au moins cinq fois supérieure"
http://kourou.cirad.fr/silvolab/html/projet_chasse.html

"Structuration spatiale et stratégies de reproduction chez deux marsupiaux Didelphidés de Guyane (Didelphis marsupiulis et Philander opossum) : relation avec la structuration génétique des
populations"
http://www.univ-paris13.fr/Menugauche/Evenements/thes9900.ht...

or (talking about a virus):
"Isolé par le Laboratoire de Virologie de Belem, Para (Brésil), à partir d'un broyat d'organes de Philander opossum"
http://www.pasteur.fr/recherche/banques/CRORA/bibref/br01720...

Unfortunately, I cannot find any instance in French of the expression "philander nudicaudatus", which seems to include both kinds, grey and brown.

Hope this helps anyway.

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 577
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for the info. In the end, I went to the library, and found a reference to "le philander", with a description of the distinctive white markings above the eyes. You were quite right about the French using the Latin term.
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