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Nutrition and Diet

Introduction
A wide range of diets are seen within marsupials, and include carnivorous (vertebrates and invertebrates), herbivorous (roots, bark, stems, leaves, buds, flowers, seeds, fruit, nectar and pollen from plants, as well as exudates such as sap and epigeal and hypogeal (above and belowground respectively) fungi) and omnivorous species.

A marsupials' digestive tract and dentition, as with all aspects of any organisms morphology, is specialised so as to be able to handle its diet effectively. However, American species appear to be slightly less specialised than their Australian relatives.

Carnivores.

Omnivores.

Herbivores.