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A tiny shrewlike marsupial with a long pointed snout and a prehensile tail, found only in southwestern Australia, where it feeds exclusively upon nectar and pollen.
- ‘Researchers at the University of Western Australia are working on two endangered species, the honey possum and the potoroo.’
- ‘One such animal, the honey possum - a very small creature that tips the scales at less than a tenth of an ounce - feeds exclusively on the nectar and pollen of colorful flowers, particularly those of the tree Banksia attenuata.’
- ‘Interestingly, the honey possum belongs to the same marsupial taxonomic division as the dichromatic tammar wallaby.’
- ‘It has also been noted in the honey possum and some non-marsupial mammals such as bats and seals.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.