Definition of pygmy possum in US English:

pygmy possum


  • A very small Australasian marsupial that feeds on insects and nectar, with handlike feet and a prehensile tail.

    Family Burramyidae: two genera and five species

    • ‘And all these animals lived there - big glider possums, pygmy possums, koalas, kangaroos and wallabies.’
    • ‘Deny's precise data contributed substantially to knowledge of bush rats, pygmy possums, and other small creatures which shared his home.’