Phascolarctos

noun Phas·co·larc·tos \ˌfaskōˈlärktəs\

Definition of Phascolarctos

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of phascolarctos

New Latin, from Greek phaskōlos pouch + arktos bear — more at arctic


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