Definition of Order marsupialia
1. Noun. Coextensive with the subclass Metatheria.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Metatheria, Subclass Metatheria
Member holonyms: Marsupial, Pouched Mammal, Didelphidae, Family Didelphidae, Caenolestidae, Family Caenolestidae, Family Peramelidae, Peramelidae, Family Macropodidae, Macropodidae, Family Phalangeridae, Phalangeridae, Family Vombatidae, Vombatidae, Dasyuridae, Family Dasyuridae, Family Dasyurinae, Family Notoryctidae, Notoryctidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Marsupialia
Literary usage of Order marsupialia
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1. Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Histological Series Contained by John Quekett (1855)
"Order MARSUPIALIA. Bd 8. A transverse section of the femur of a Kangaroo, Macropus major, which in its minute structure very closely resembles the bones of ..."
2. Dictionary of Geology and Mineralogy: Comprising Such Terms in Botany by William Humble (1843)
"Having a pouch; belonging to the order Marsupialia. ... The order Marsupialia contains many genera, both herbivorous and carnivorous. ..."