phalanger

Definitions of phalanger
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n small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails

Synonyms:
opossum, possum
Types:
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cuscus
woolly-haired monkey-like arboreal marsupial of New Guinea and northern Australia
Trichosurus vulpecula, brush-tailed phalanger
bushy-tailed phalanger
flying opossum, flying phalanger, flying squirrel
nocturnal phalangers that move with gliding leaps using parachute-like folds of skin along the sides of the body
Phascolarctos cinereus, kangaroo bear, koala, koala bear, native bear
sluggish tailless Australian arboreal marsupial with grey furry ears and coat; feeds on eucalyptus leaves and bark
flying mouse
tiny flying phalanger
Type of:
marsupial, pouched mammal
mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried

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