Definitions of phalanger
  1. noun
    small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
    synonyms: opossum, possum
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    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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