An illustration of the pelvis of a spiny anteater. "m, marsupial bones; il, ilium; p, pubis; s, sacrum." -Century, 1889

Pelvis of Spiny Anteater

An illustration of the pelvis of a spiny anteater. "m, marsupial bones; il, ilium; p, pubis; s, sacrum."…

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.

"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." —…

"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…

An illustration of a kangaroo pelvis. "M, marsupial bones, borne upon P, pubis; Il, ilium; Is, ischium; O, obturartor foramen; A, acetabulum; S, sacrum;

Kangaroo Pelvis

An illustration of a kangaroo pelvis. "M, marsupial bones, borne upon P, pubis; Il, ilium; Is, ischium;…

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…

The only species of the Ptilocerque genus. "Has a very long tail, the first half naked, and the rest furnised with hairs like the barbs of a feather." —Goodrich, 1885

Ptilocerque Lowii

The only species of the Ptilocerque genus. "Has a very long tail, the first half naked, and the rest…

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 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,…

"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…

A possum (plural form: possums) is any of about 69 small to medium-sized arboreal marsupial species native to Australia, New Guinea, and Sulawesi (and introduced to New Zealand and China). The name derives from their resemblance to the opossums of the Americas.

Possum

A possum (plural form: possums) is any of about 69 small to medium-sized arboreal marsupial species…

An illustration of the skull of a rat-kangaroo.

Rat-Kangaroo Skull

An illustration of the skull of a rat-kangaroo.

The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial native to Tasmania, Australia.

Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial native to Tasmania, Australia.

"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'…