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marsupial mouse

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Definition of marsupial mouse in English:

noun

A carnivorous mouse-like marsupial native to Australia and New Guinea.
  • Several genera and species, family Dasyuridae
Example sentences
  • The number of small mammals together with some very swollen testicles were signs that the rodents and marsupial mice were breeding in response to the June rains.
  • The other thing I probably didn't mention is they're also an important source of food for a lot of groups, bandicoots may dig them up, some of the marsupial mice are eating them.
  • My first impression was that there was a marsupial mice plague - they had not been reintroduced into the area but had taken advantage of the sanctuary's safety to explode in numbers and they hopped across our path at speed.

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