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Eutheria

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A taxonomic group within Class Mammalia (as first proposed by Thomas Henry Huxley in 1880) comprised of eutherian mammals in which viviparous, chorioallantoic placentals give birth to well developed young


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Most mammals belong to this group, including primates and humans. They differ from non-eutherian mammals from having a chorioallantoic placenta that allows the embryo to grow into a well developed foetus.


Word origin: Greek eu (true) + th─ôrion (beast)

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