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marsupial





A mammal whose young are born while still embryos, and must crawl into its mother's external pouch (called the marsupium) to finish development. Most marsupials are Australasian, and include such varied types as the kangaroo, koala, wombat, tasmanian devil, bandicoot, and marsupial mole. The only marsupials to live outside Australasia are the opossums and similar species found in the Americas.


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