Synonyms of 'Marsupials'
agile wallaby, river wallaby, sandy wallaby, or jungle kangarooantechinusantelope kangaroo or antilopine wallabybandicootany agile terrestrial marsupial of the family Peramelidae of Australia and New Guinea. They have a long pointed muzzle and a long tail and feed mainly on small invertebrates barred bandicoot or marlBennett's tree kangaroo or tcharibeenabettonga species of rat kangaroo of Australia having a short nose bilby, rabbit(-eared) bandicoot, long-eared bandicoot, dalgyte, or dalgitea burrowing marsupial of the genus Macrotis of Australia having long pointed ears and grey fur bobuck or mountain (brushtail) possumboodie (rat), burrowing rat-kangaroo, Lesueur's rat-kangaroo, tungoo, or tungoboongary or Lumholtz's tree kangarooa tree kangaroo, Dendrolagus lumholtzi, of northeastern Queensland bridled nail-tail wallaby or merrinbrindled bandicoot or northern brown bandicootbrush-tail(ed) possumburramys or (mountain) pygmy possumthe very rare mountain pigmy possum, Burramys parvus, of Australia. It is about the size of a rat and restricted in habitat to very high altitudes, mainly Mt Hotham, Victoria. Until 1966 it was known only as a fossil crest-tailed marsupial mouse, Cannings' little dog, or mulgaracrescent nail-tail wallaby or wurrungcuscusany of several large nocturnal phalangers of the genus Phalanger, of N Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, having dense fur, prehensile tails, large eyes, and a yellow nose dasyurid, dasyure, native cat, marsupial cat, or wild catany small carnivorous marsupial, such as Dasyurus quoll (eastern dasyure), of the subfamily Dasyurinae, of Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands desert bandicootdesert-rat kangaroodibblerdiprotodona large extinct marsupial of the Australian genus Diprotodon dunnarta mouselike insectivorous marsupial of the genus Sminthopsis of Australia and New Guinea eastern grey kangaroo, great grey kangaroo, forest kangaroo, or (grey) foresterfluffy glider or yellow-bellied gliderflying phalanger, flying squirrel, glider, or pongoany nocturnal arboreal phalanger of the genus Petaurus, of E Australia and New Guinea, having black-striped greyish fur and moving with gliding leaps using folds of skin between the hind limbs and forelimbs green ringtail possum or toolahhairy-nosed wombathare-wallabyhoney mouse, honey possum, noolbenger, or taita small agile Australian marsupial, Tarsipes spenserae, having dark-striped pale brown fur, a long prehensile tail, and a very long snout and tongue with which it feeds on honey, pollen, and insects: family Phalangeridae jerboa, jerboa pouched mouse, jerboa kangaroo, or kultarrkangaroo or (Austral. informal) rooany large herbivorous marsupial of the genus Macropus and related genera, of Australia and New Guinea, having large powerful hind legs, used for leaping, and a long thick tail: family Macropodidae koala (bear) or (Austral.) native bearkowarilarapinta or Darling Downs dunnartLeadbeater's possum or fairy possumlemuroid ringtail possumlong-nosed bandicootmardo or yellow-footed antechinusmarlumarsupial moleany molelike marsupial of the family Notoryctidae marsupial mouseany mouselike insectivorous marsupial of the subfamily Phascogalinae: family Dasyuridae mongan or Herbert River ringtail possummunningmusky rat-kangaroonaked-nose wombatningauinorthern nail-tail wallaby or karrabulnorthern native cat or satanellusnumbat or banded anteatera small Australian marsupial, Myrmecobius fasciatus, having a long snout and tongue and strong claws for hunting and feeding on termites: family Dasyuridae opossum or possumany thick-furred marsupial, esp Didelphis marsupialis (common opossum), of the family Didelphidae of S North, Central, and South America, having an elongated snout and a hairless prehensile tail pademelon or paddymelona small wallaby of the genus Thylogale, of coastal scrubby regions of Australia parma wallabyphalangerany of various Australasian arboreal marsupials, such as Trichosurus vulpecula (brush-tailed phalanger), having dense fur and a long tail: family Phalangeridae pig-footed bandicootpitchi-pitchi or wuhl-wuhlplatypus, duck-billed platypus, or duckbilla small, aquatic, egg-laying monotreme mammal (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) of Australia and Tasmania, with webbed feet, a beaverlike tail, and a ducklike bill; duckbill potoroopretty-face wallaby or whiptail wallabya wallaby of NE Australia, Macropus parryi, with a long slender tail pygmy glider, feather glider, or flying mousea small arboreal marsupial, Acrobates pygmaeus, of Australia and New Guinea moving with gliding leaps using folds of skin between the hind limbs and forelimbs quenda or (southern) brown bandicootquokkaa small wallaby, Setonix brachyurus, of Western Australia, occurring mostly on offshore islands quollrat kangaroored kangaroo or plains kangaroored(-necked) wallaby, Bennett's wallaby, eastern brush wallaby, rufous wallaby, or brush kangarooringtail or ringtail(ed) possumany of several possums having curling prehensile tails used to grasp branches while climbing rock wallaby or brush-tailed wallabya wallaby of the genus Petrogale rufous rat-kangarooscrub wallabyshort-eared bandicootshort-nosed bandicootshort-nosed rat kangaroo or squeakersquirrel gliderstriped possumsugar glidera common Australian phalanger, Petaurus breviceps, that glides from tree to tree feeding on insects and nectar swamp wallaby, black wallaby, or black-tailed wallabytammar, damar, or damaa small scrub wallaby, Macropus eugenii, of Australia, having a thick dark-coloured coat Tasmanian barred bandicoot or Gunn's bandicootTasmanian devil or ursine dasyurea small ferocious carnivorous marsupial, Sarcophilus harrisi, of Tasmania, having black fur with pale markings, strong jaws, and short legs: family Dasyuridae thylacine, Tasmanian wolf, or Tasmanian tigeran extinct or very rare doglike carnivorous marsupial, Thylacinus cynocephalus, of Tasmania, having greyish-brown fur with dark vertical stripes on the back: family Dasyuridae tiger cat or spotted native cattoolache or Grey's brush wallabytree kangarootuan, phascogale, or wambengera flying phalanger, Phascogale tapoatafa, of Australia. It is about the size of a rat, bluish grey in colour, brush-tailed, arboreal, and nocturnal wallabyany of various herbivorous marsupials of the genera Lagorchestes (hare wallabies), Petrogale (rock wallabies), Protemnodon, etc, of Australia and New Guinea, similar to but smaller than kangaroos: family Macropodidae wallaroo, uroo, or biggadawarabiwestern grey kangaroo, black-faced kangaroo, sooty kangaroo, or mallee kangaroowintarro or golden bandicootwogoit or rock possumwombat or (Austral.) badgerany of various burrowing herbivorous Australian marsupials, esp Vombatus ursinus, constituting the family Vombatidae and having short limbs, a heavy body, and coarse dense fur woylie or brush-tailed bettongyapokan aquatic opossum, Chironectes minimus, having webbed feet and living in South America yallarayellow-footed rock wallaby or ring-tailed rock wallaby ▷ See marsupial
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Word List of Marsupials from the Collins English Word Lists