A marsupial is a type of mammal that has a pouch on the front of their body. This pouch is used to carry their young.

  • There are a lot of different marsupials in Australia, but the two that are most common are the kangaroo and the wombat.

Definition of marsupials


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 marsupials

  • 1

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

  • 2

    The park is home to two species of marsupial mammals.

  • 3

    It is the oldest marsupial found in Australia.

  • 4

    It is a marsupial about the size of a rabbit.

  • 5

    Marsupials roamed the treetops of Australia's rain forests.

  • 6

    New research suggests massive marsupials lived in treetops.

  • 7

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

  • 8

    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.

  • 10

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