Actions

Information for "Pouch (marsupial)"

Basic information

Display titlePouch (marsupial)
Default sort keyPouch (marsupial)
Page length (in bytes)3,810
Page ID2859751
Page content languageEnglish



{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }}

{{#invoke:Side box|main}}
Kangaroo joey inside the pouch
Female Eastern Grey with mature joey in pouch

The pouch is a distinguishing feature of female marsupials (and rarely in the males as in the water opossum and the extinct thylacine); the name marsupial is derived from the Latin marsupium, meaning "pouch". Marsupials give birth to a live but relatively undeveloped fetus called a joey. When the joey is born it crawls from inside the mother to the pouch. The pouch is a fold of skin with a single opening that covers the nipples. Inside the pouch, the blind offspring attaches itself to one of the mother’s nipples and remains attached for as long as it takes to grow and develop to a juvenile stage.


Pouch (marsupial) sections
Intro  Variations  See also  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Variations
<<>>
Page content modelwikitext
Indexing by robotsAllowed
Number of views38
Number of redirects to this page0

Page protection

EditAllow all users
MoveAllow all users

Edit history

Page creatorCalliopejen1 (Talk | contribs)
Date of page creation19:01, 21 October 2015
Latest editorCalliopejen1 (Talk | contribs)
Date of latest edit19:01, 21 October 2015
Total number of edits1
Total number of distinct authors1
Recent number of edits (within past 91 days)0
Recent number of distinct authors0