pouched mammal


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Noun1.pouched mammal - mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carriedpouched mammal - mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
metatherian - primitive pouched mammals found mainly in Australia and the Americas
Marsupialia, order Marsupialia - coextensive with the subclass Metatheria
possum, opossum - nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America
opossum rat - terrestrial marsupials of southern South America that resemble shrews
bandicoot - any of various agile ratlike terrestrial marsupials of Australia and adjacent islands; insectivorous and herbivorous
kangaroo - any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail
opossum, phalanger, possum - small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
wombat - burrowing herbivorous Australian marsupials about the size of a badger
dasyurid, dasyurid marsupial - small carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
marsupial mole, Notoryctus typhlops, pouched mole - small burrowing Australian marsupial that resembles a mole
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Though often called the koala 'bear,' this cuddly animal is not a bear at all; it is a marsupial, or pouched mammal. After giving birth, a female koala carries her baby in her pouch for about six months.
class="MsoNormalIt borrows from the Australian pouched mammal, the Kangaroo, which naturally gives birth to underdeveloped babies but which are then carried in its pouch under the belly, being nourished with milk as it thrives from the mother's warmth.