AskDefine | Define phalanger

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phalanger n : small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails [syn: opossum, possum]

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  1. An arboreal marsupial of the family Phalangeridae, native to Australia.

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Phalanger is a genus of possum. It is one of the four genera whose species are commonly referred to as cuscuses.
phalanger in German: Kuskus (Säugetiere)
phalanger in French: Phalanger
phalanger in Polish: Phalanger
phalanger in Portuguese: Phalanger
phalanger in Tetum: Meda
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