aeneas rat

kind of possum

To the Trojan hero Aeneas. Aeneas led the survivors of devastated Troy to a new land. According to the Romans, they settled in Latium, where they founded Rome. Virgil sings of his deeds in the Aeneid. In his flight Aeneas carried his old father Anchises on his back.

The female of the aeneas rat carries the young on her back.