A marsupial is a type of animal that is related to the kangaroo. Marsupials are usually smaller than kangaroos, and they have a pouch on their back that they use to carry their babies.

  • The marsupials were extinct for a long time, but they have been spotted in recent years.

  • The marsupials are a type of animal that is related to the kangaroo.

Definition of marsupial


mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried


pouched mammal


of or relating to the marsupials

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Example Sentences for marsupial

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    'Marsupium' is the technical name for the marsupial pouch.

  • 2

    The park is home to two species of marsupial mammals.

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    It is the oldest marsupial found in Australia.

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    It is a marsupial about the size of a rabbit.

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    Marsupials roamed the treetops of Australia's rain forests.

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    New research suggests massive marsupials lived in treetops.

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    He was one of the first to describe the Australian marsupial, the wombat.

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    The Tasmanian devil is the largest surviving carnivorous marsupial in Australia.

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    The Thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times.

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    As for the marsupial mole, the evidence so far seems to point the other way.