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noun as in pouched mammal

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Some marsupials, like kangaroos, have pouches that open forward.

An attempt to save an endangered marsupial in Australia called the northern quoll may have put the animals at greater risk.

Scientists hope the vaccine will finally offer koala populations protection from the disease, which is recognized as the most dangerous pathogen for the marsupials.

Many semelparous organisms also experience reproductive death, like Pacific salmon and the marsupial antechinus.

Because of their unique reproductive biology and their relative rarity in laboratory settings, though, marsupials had eluded the CRISPR rush—until now.

There are three kinds of didelphic or marsupial animals on the coast.

The pelvis, it is true, is furnished with marsupial bones, but these animals possess no pouch.

It is digitigrade: it has five toes on the fore, and four toes on its hinder feet; its marsupial bones are simply rudimental.

In Australia we find marsupial forms as at the present day; but they were gigantic in comparison with the latter.

It was associated with correspondingly large marsupial mammals, now also extinct.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to marsupial, such as: bandicoot, euro, kangaroo, koala, opossum, and possum.

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