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n. - Small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails.

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  • It was a female, and though not exactly of the same species, much resembled the remarkable animal which Mons. de Buffon hath described by the name of phalanger.
  • At Rawak the phalanger and the sheepdog in a wild state were the only quadrupeds met with.
  • The vulpine phalanger does duty for a fox; the fat and sleepy little dormouse phalanger takes the place of a European dormouse.
  • The inclusion of red fox and of pewee, penguin, phalarope, and phalanger raises the interesting question of how the editorial staff decided which faunal names to include. for more
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