Do male marsupials have a pouch, or is it a female organ only (like the womb)?


In most marsupials, only the females have a pouch. However, males of the water opossum and the extinct tasmanian tiger (or thylacine) also have a pouch. The males of both the thylacine and water opposum used/use their pouch to keep their genitalia from getting entangled in vegetation.

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    $\begingroup$ ...evolution can even make underwear! $\endgroup$ – shigeta May 24 '13 at 17:39
  • $\begingroup$ Not all male thylacines had it, but yes, some did. $\endgroup$ – youcantryreachingme Jun 18 '17 at 22:40

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