Marsupial vs Bettong - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between marsupial and bettong

is that marsupial is a mammal of which the female has a pouch in which it rears its young, which are born immature, through early infancy, such as the kangaroo or koala, or else pouchless members of the marsupialia like the shrew opposum while bettong is any marsupial of the genus bettongia, closely related to kangaroos.

As an adjective marsupial

is of or pertaining to a marsupial.

marsupial

Noun

(en noun)
  • A mammal of which the female has a pouch in which it rears its young, which are born immature, through early infancy, such as the kangaroo or koala, or else pouchless members of the Marsupialia like the shrew opposum.
  • Hyponyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * marsupial bone * marsupial frog * marsupial lion * marsupial mouse

    See also

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to a marsupial.
  • * 1892 , The American naturalist? , page 125:
  • Showing that this animal is marsupial , consists of the following characters.
  • * 1952 , The Motor? , page 520:
  • It seemed to me, meandering around Earls Court, that motors should be more marsupial .
  • * 2002 , Fiction Fix: First Injection , page 58:
  • But there's this pouch just below my belly button, very marsupial , where the kangaroo lives.
  • (anatomy) Of or relating to a marsupium.
  • the marsupial bones

    bettong

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any marsupial of the genus Bettongia, closely related to kangaroos.
  • ''Bettongs rather resemble rats, having short noses, short, rounded ears, long hind feet and a naked muzzle tip

    Derived terms

    * brush tailed bettong * burrowing bettong * northern bettong * rufous bettong * Tasmanian bettong

    See also

    * boodie * potoroo * rat-kangaroo * woylie