metatherian

Definitions of metatherian
  1. noun
    primitive pouched mammals found mainly in Australia and the Americas
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    marsupial, pouched mammal
    mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
    opossum, possum
    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
    Notoryctus typhlops, marsupial mole, pouched mole
    small burrowing Australian marsupial that resembles a mole
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    mammal, mammalian
    any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
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