from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of Phalangistidæ, type of the subfamily Phascolarctinæ, having cheek-pouches, 30 teeth, no lower canines, only 11 dorsal vertebræ and as many pairs of ribs, no external tail, the tongue not peculiar, a cardiac gland in the stomach, and a very long cæcum. It contains the koala or native bear of Australia, See cut under koala.

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  • n. koalas


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