This ClipArt gallery contains 42 illustrations of marsupials. Marsupials are a distinct division of mammals and are best known for the pouch in which they carry their young through infancy.

Notable for the disproportionate development of hind limbs and the reduction of the lateral digits of both the fore and the hind feet, the former having but two functional toes, and the latter consisting mainly of an enormous forth toe.

Bandicoot

Notable for the disproportionate development of hind limbs and the reduction of the lateral digits of…

"Having a long head, with the upper part of the snout much prolonged: the tail is long and tapering; the fur gray-brown above and white beneath; the body eighteen inches long." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Long Nosed Bandicoot

"Having a long head, with the upper part of the snout much prolonged: the tail is long and tapering;…

"Skull and teeth of Bennett's Kangaroo (Macropus bennettii). i1, i2, i3, first second and third upper incisors; pm, second or posterior premolar (the first having been already shed); m1, m2, m3, m4, the four true molars. The last, not fully developed, is nearly concealed by the ascending ramus of the jaw." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bennett's Kangaroo

"Skull and teeth of Bennett's Kangaroo (Macropus bennettii). i1, i2, i3, first second and third upper…

A genus of marsupial quadrupeds of the Australian and Papuan islands.

Cuscus

A genus of marsupial quadrupeds of the Australian and Papuan islands.

Dasyurus viverrinus, a small class of marsupial with a gray or brown coat spotted with white.

Dasyurus viverrinus

Dasyurus viverrinus, a small class of marsupial with a gray or brown coat spotted with white.

"It is about ten inches long, of a tawny color, marked with transverse bands of black and white. The female has no pouch, but the young adhere to the breasts, and are hidden by thick fur. It is supposed to feed on ants." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Banded Ant Eater

"It is about ten inches long, of a tawny color, marked with transverse bands of black and white. The…

"The pelvis of the Echidna; sa, sacrum; il, illum; is, ischium; p, pubis; m, marsupial bone." — Chambers, 1881

Echidna Pelvis

"The pelvis of the Echidna; sa, sacrum; il, illum; is, ischium; p, pubis; m, marsupial bone." —…

"Skull and teeth of Gray's Rat Kangaroo (Bellongia grayii). c, upper canine tooth. i1, i2, i3, first, second, and third upper incisors; pm, second or posterior premolar (the first having been already shed); m1, m2, m3, m4, the four true molars." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Gray's Rat Kangaroo

"Skull and teeth of Gray's Rat Kangaroo (Bellongia grayii). c, upper canine tooth. i1, i2, i3, first,…

"Outline of the Kangaroo about twelve hours after birth, showing its natural size and external development in this period." — Chambers, 1881

Infant Kangaroo

"Outline of the Kangaroo about twelve hours after birth, showing its natural size and external development…

Kangaroos are found in Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania. They have powerful rear legs and a muscular tail used for hopping and for defending themselves against predators.

Kangaroo

Kangaroos are found in Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania. They have powerful rear legs and a muscular…

Kangaroos are found in Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania. They have powerful rear legs and a muscular tail used for hopping and for defending themselves against predators.

Kangaroo

Kangaroos are found in Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania. They have powerful rear legs and a muscular…

"The Kangaroo is an animal of Australia, first observed by a party of sailors on the coast of New South Wales. The great kangaroo has large hind legs, with a huge tail, short fore limbs, and is about the height of a man. It is a vegetable feeder, and is destructive to the crops of the settlers in the less inhabited parts of Australia; in the long-settled districts it is much rarer. Its ordinary method of progression is by a series of great leaps, 10 to 15 feet or more. Many species are known to exist."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Kangaroo

"The Kangaroo is an animal of Australia, first observed by a party of sailors on the coast of New South…

A kangaroo, jumping away.

Kangaroo

A kangaroo, jumping away.

"Skeleton of hind foot of Kangaroo." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Kangaroo Skeleton

"Skeleton of hind foot of Kangaroo." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"It is of the size of a large sheep, and sometimes weighs one hundred and fourty pounds. The period of gestation is thirty nine days; the young one, when born, is a little over a inch long, and looks like a semi-transparent mouse." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Giant Kangaroo

"It is of the size of a large sheep, and sometimes weighs one hundred and fourty pounds. The period…

They are small size and somber coloration, with the hair on the nape antrorse, the tail naked and scaly at the end, the premolar teeth large, and eye teeth present.

Papuan Kangaroo

They are small size and somber coloration, with the hair on the nape antrorse, the tail naked and scaly…

Very much like the giant kangaroo, but its fur is a dark earthy brown.

Sooty Kangaroo

Very much like the giant kangaroo, but its fur is a dark earthy brown.

They are adapted for arboreal life, having the tail less robust tan that of the ground kangaroos, and the limbs better proportioned, with stronger claws. They move in trees by leaping.

Tree Kangaroo

They are adapted for arboreal life, having the tail less robust tan that of the ground kangaroos, and…

The koala spends the majority of its time in trees.

Koala

The koala spends the majority of its time in trees.

Koalas are marsupials, which means the females have a pouch of skin into which the very immature young are placed, and where they remain until able to take care of themselves.

Koala

Koalas are marsupials, which means the females have a pouch of skin into which the very immature young…

"Large as a moderate sized dog. It has long, thick and rather course fur, of an ashy-gray color; its moves with the gait of a young bear, lives in dens and holes dug with its feet, but spends much time in the trees." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

koala

"Large as a moderate sized dog. It has long, thick and rather course fur, of an ashy-gray color; its…

An animal of several species of marsupial quadrupeds found in America.

Opossum

An animal of several species of marsupial quadrupeds found in America.

The opossum is nocturnal and arboreal. At night it searches for insects, birds, eggs, fruit, etc. It uses its tail for climbing and when attacked it feigns death, giving rise to the origin of the common phrase, playing 'possum.

Opossum

The opossum is nocturnal and arboreal. At night it searches for insects, birds, eggs, fruit, etc. It…

"Opossum, of the marsupial family. Some species have pouches while others do not, and will therefore carry young upon their backs."mdash Beach, 1909

Opossum

"Opossum, of the marsupial family. Some species have pouches while others do not, and will therefore…

A class of marsupial mammals native to America. They include a large number of species, ranging in size from that of a house-mouse to that of a large cat. The hair is soft and wool-like, and the color generally whitish-gray with several stripes down the back.

Opossum

A class of marsupial mammals native to America. They include a large number of species, ranging in size…

A rodent of North America that plays deadfor self defense.

Opossum

A rodent of North America that plays deadfor self defense.

"A genus or subgenus of marsupial quadreupeds of the family Phalangistdæ, peculiar to Australia."-Whitney, 1902

Opossum Mouse

"A genus or subgenus of marsupial quadreupeds of the family Phalangistdæ, peculiar to Australia."-Whitney,…

The cayopollin opossum in a tree.

Cayopollin Opossum

The cayopollin opossum in a tree.

"It has a pointed head, wide gape, numerous sharp teeth, a rough tounge, ears large and naked, small eyes, the tail long, tapering, flexible, and prehensile; the toes are armed with sharp, strong, curved claws. Its size is nearly that of a cat, but the form is low and squat; the color gray-ish whitel the face, near the snout, pure white." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Common Opossum

"It has a pointed head, wide gape, numerous sharp teeth, a rough tounge, ears large and naked, small…

Is a large species, lives in marshy districts, and feds on crabs.

Crab Eating Opossum

Is a large species, lives in marshy districts, and feds on crabs.

An opossum sitting up in a tree.

Virginia Opossum

An opossum sitting up in a tree.

"Opossom is the popular name for the pouched mammals which have a geographical range from the United States to Patagonia. They vary from the size of a mouse to that of a large cat, and have long noses, ears, and (generally) naked prehensile tails. The Virginian opossum, common over all temperate America, is the best-known of the family, and is found even in towns, where it acts as a scavenger by night. The crab-eating opossom inhabits Central and tropical South America."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Water Opossom

"Opossom is the popular name for the pouched mammals which have a geographical range from the United…

An opossum and her young.

Opossums

An opossum and her young.

"The Phalanger is a small woolly-coated marsupial, with opposable great toes, which are destitute of a nail. They are, for the most part, vegetable feeders, though some are insectivorous, and in confinement any of them will readily devour small birds or other animals."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Phalanger

"The Phalanger is a small woolly-coated marsupial, with opposable great toes, which are destitute of…

Its fur is white, spotted with brown and black.

Spotted Phalanger

Its fur is white, spotted with brown and black.

An Australian marsupial. The males are short lived.

Phascogale

An Australian marsupial. The males are short lived.

"Is a mild, timid creature, of the size of a rabbit; the body is formed somewhat like that of a rat, but the fore-legs are exceedingly sort and the hind ones long, so that the animals move by long heaps on the latter, like the kangaroos." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Potoroo Rat

"Is a mild, timid creature, of the size of a rabbit; the body is formed somewhat like that of a rat,…

"It is about as large as our red squirrel; the tail rather longer than the body; the fur soft and beautiful; the color gray above and white beneath." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Sugar Squirrel

"It is about as large as our red squirrel; the tail rather longer than the body; the fur soft and beautiful;…

"It is the size of a small wolf, with short, smooth, hair of dusky yellowish-brown color, barred on the lower part of the back with sexteen black transverse stripes. It is the largest and most powerful carnivorous animal in Australia, is nocturnal in its habits, lives in retired caves, devours kangaroos and other small mammalia." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Tasmanian Wolf

"It is the size of a small wolf, with short, smooth, hair of dusky yellowish-brown color, barred on…

An Australian marsupial, which somewhat resembles a small bear in appearance. The legs are short and strong, the head large and flat, the body broad and depressed, and the tail rudimentary.

Wombat

An Australian marsupial, which somewhat resembles a small bear in appearance. The legs are short and…

An Australian marsupial with a broad nose. Feeds mostly on grass.

Wombat

An Australian marsupial with a broad nose. Feeds mostly on grass.

"The Wombat is a burrowing marsupial from Australia and Van Dieman's Land, and the islands of Bass' Strait. It is from two to three feet long, with a short tail; of clumsy form, with stout limbs and a blunt muzzle; coat thick, of long, coarse, brownish-gray, wooly hair; head large, flat, broad, with small eyes and ears; fore feet with five and hind feet with four digits; soles broad and naked. The dentition resembles that of the Rodentia, especially in the chisel-like incisors. The wombat is nocturnal in habits, a vegetable feeder, digging up roots with its claws. It is of small intelligence, but is gentle, and capable of domestication to a limited extent. It is hunted for its flesh, which is highly esteemed and is said to resemble pork."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Hairy Nosed Wombat

"The Wombat is a burrowing marsupial from Australia and Van Dieman's Land, and the islands of Bass'…