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Tag: What is a marsupial?

Koalas are marsupials

Marsupials are an infraclass of mammals, characterized by a distinctive pouch (called the marsupium), in which females carry their young through early infancy.
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Isolated petrosals of Djarthia murgonensis, Australia’s oldest marsupial fossils

It was once commonly believed that marsupials were a primitive forerunner of modern placental mammals, but fossil evidence, first presented by researcher M.J. Spechtt in [...]