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Pouch (marsupial)

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The pouch is a distinguishing feature of female marsupials (and rarely in the males as in the water opossumNogueira, José Carlos, et al. "" Journal of mammalogy 85.5 (2004): 834-841. and the extinct thylacine); the name marsupial is derived from the Latin marsupium, meaning "pouch". [1]

14 relations: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Echidna, Fetus, Kangaroo, Koala, Marsupial, Nipple, Phascogale, Quoll, Tasmanian devil, Thylacine, Wallaby, Water opossum, Wombat.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) founded in 1929 is Australia's national broadcaster, funded by the Australian Federal Government but specifically independent of Government and politics in the Commonwealth.

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Echidna

Echidnas, sometimes known as spiny anteaters, belong to the family Tachyglossidae in the monotreme order of egg-laying mammals.

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Fetus

A fetus is a stage in the prenatal development of viviparous organisms.

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Kangaroo

The kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning "large foot").

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Koala

The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus, or, inaccurately, koala bear) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia.

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Marsupial

Marsupials are any members of the mammalian infraclass Marsupialia.

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Nipple

The nipple is a raised region of tissue on the surface of the breast from which milk leaves the breast through the lactiferous ducts.

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Phascogale

The phascogales (members of the eponymous genus Phascogale), also known as wambengers, are carnivorous Australian marsupials of the family Dasyuridae. There are three species: the brush-tailed phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa), the red-tailed phascogale (Phascogale calura), and the northern brush-tailed phascogale (Phascogale pirata). As with a number of dasyurid species, the males live for only one year, dying after a period of frenzied mating. The term Phascogale was coined in 1824 by Coenraad Jacob Temminck in reference to the brush-tailed phascogale, and means "pouched weasel". All three species are listed as either Near Threatened or Vulnerable by the IUCN.

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Quoll

Quolls (genus Dasyurus) are carnivorous marsupials native to mainland Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania.

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Tasmanian devil

The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae.

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Thylacine

The thylacine (or, also; Thylacinus cynocephalus) was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times.

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Wallaby

A wallaby is a small- or mid-sized macropod found in Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand.

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Water opossum

The water opossum (Chironectes minimus), also locally known as the yapok, is a marsupial of the family Didelphidae.

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Wombat

Wombats are short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupials that are native to Australia.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pouch_(marsupial)

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