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marsupial /maˈsupiəl/  

(countable noun) Usage note: This is the usual term used by all speakers.

A mammal that has a pouch (a fold of skin like a pocket) in which it carries its young. Australia has many marsupials, including echidnas, kangaroos, koalas, platypuses, Tasmanian devils and wombats.

Example: She mentioned that she had seen pademelons (the smallest kangaroo-like marsupials) grazing on the lawn of a house next to Palm Grove National Park. ( 

A baby kangaroo (called a 'joey') looking out of its mother's pouch

(photo by Julia Miller)