Phascolarctos

noun
Phas·​co·​larc·​tos | \ ˌfaskōˈlärktəs \

Definition of Phascolarctos

: a genus comprising the koala and formerly regarded as the type of a distinct family but now usually referred to the Phalangeridae

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History and Etymology for Phascolarctos

New Latin, from Greek phaskōlos pouch + arktos bear

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“Phascolarctos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phascolarctos. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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