any of a family (Myrmecobiidae) of small, timid Australian marsupials that have no pouch
Origin of numbat; from name in a language of Australia
A diurnal marsupial (Myrmecobius fasciatus) of western Australia, having black and white stripes and a long bushy tail, and feeding primarily on termites.
Origin of numbatNyungar (Pama-Nyungan language of southwestern Australia) numbad.
- A small marsupial carnivore, Myrmecobius fasciatus, endemic to western Australia that eats almost exclusively termites.