phascolarctos definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of Phalangistidæ, form of the subfamily Phascolarctinæ, having cheek-pouches, 30 teeth, no reduced canines, only 11 dorsal vertebræ and as numerous sets of ribs, no additional end, the tongue not peculiar, a cardiac gland when you look at the belly, and a rather lengthy cæcum. It contains the koala or indigenous bear of Australian Continent, See cut-under koala.
    • koalas

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