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marsupial

mor sooh pee uhl

  • n  mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
  • a  of or relating to the marsupials
    marsupial animals

  • While the Australian marsupials differentiated in seagirt isolation, the modern "placental" mammals chased all other marsupials (except American opossums) off the earth.
  • Little marsupials are hardly more than larvae at birth, but active enough to crawl to their mother's pouch and nipples.
  • Only 115 of the burrowing, nocturnal marsupials survive in this 7,800-acre (3,160 hectare) preserve at Epping Forest National Park, and I've ventured out in the hope of spotting one.
News & Articles

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    Did you know that the Koala Bear sleeps for 20 hours a day, and is not really a bear but a marsupial mammal? Or, that the adult human body contains approximately 100 trillion cells?
    June 15, 2013 - Stratford Star
  • Ancient marsupial teeth reveal Australia's tropical past
    By Denise ChowLiveScience The fossilized teeth of ancient marsupials that roamed through northeastern Australia roughly 2.5 million years ago suggest these animals fed on leafy plants in a much more lush and tropical environment than was previously thought, according to a new study.A chemical analysis of tooth enamel from extinct marsupialsin Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia ...
    June 13, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Ancient marsupials reveal Australia's tropical past
    The fossilized teeth of ancient marsupials that roamed through northeastern Australia roughly 2.5 million years ago suggest these animals fed on leafy plants in a much more lush and tropical environment than was previously thought.
    June 13, 2013 - NBC NEWS
Quotes

  • John Lithgow in StreetInsider.com (subscription)
    I've been involved with Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories in the past, and I'm thrilled to have my characters on a specially illustrated box,said Lithgow. "But even more than the merrymaking and revelry with Marsupial Sue, Micawber, and...
  • Eric Lander in BBC News
    Twenty percent of all the regulatory instructions in the human genome were invented after we parted ways with the marsupial,explained Eric Lander, the director of the Broad Institute. "Evolution is tinkering much more with the controls...
  • Kevin Rudd in The Australian
    She invited me to come close and put my hand on her fulsome bosom, only to reveal that to be the nesting place of her favourite pet marsupial,Mr Rudd said. "It was a terrified sugar-glider that obviously felt it had been trapped in a...

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