In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Australia once had many marsupials much larger than those remaining today.
- The embryo forms an allantoic placenta, as is true of at least some peramelids and koalas but not other marsupials.
- So the extension of the term ‘marsupial’ is the set of all marsupials: kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and so on.
- The egg-laying platypus and its cousin, the anteater, along with marsupials, make up the most primitive group of living mammals.
- For unknown reasons, Australia was apparently originally populated entirely by marsupials rather than placental mammals.
- Foxes as predators prey on lambs and chickens and kill native small marsupials and rodents.
- In some (but by no means all) species of marsupials, females develop a pouch or marsupium in which the young are nursed.
- These small to medium-sized marsupials all have a dark dorsal stripe that runs from the rump to the head.
- Koalas are Australia's best known tree-dwelling marsupials, coming to the ground only to move from one tree to the next.
- The DNA will also be used to establish evolutionary links to modern marsupials in Australia today.
- The pig-footed bandicoot was one of the very strangest of marsupials.
- When riding around the island, you have to be careful of the multitude of furry marsupials called Quokka's.
- The invasive species kill birds, small marsupials, amphibians, lizards, and snakes.
- Their well-developed pouches open anteriorly, like those of most other marsupials.
- The cat-size marsupials gained a permanent foothold here by 1858.
- In South America and Australia, however, marsupials continued to be an important group of land mammals.
- Unlike other marsupials, the Tasmanian wolf's pouch was shallow and opened towards the rear of the animal.
- The diprotodonts, with ten families including 117 species, make up the largest order of marsupials.
- During his career of nearly six decades, he published over 600 papers and more than a dozen books, on subjects ranging from Australian marsupials to gorillas.
- Koalas are unusual among marsupials in that they briefly form a placenta during the gestation of their embryos.
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