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Marsupialia

Marsupialia

(Science: zoology) a subclass of mammalia, including nearly all the mammals of australia and the adjacent islands, together with the opossums of America. They differ from ordinary mammals in having the corpus callosum very small, in being implacental, and in having their young born while very immature. The female generally carries the young for some time after birth in an external pouch, or marsupium.

Synonym: Marsupiata.

Origin: NL, fr. L. Marsupium a pouch, bag, purse, gr, dim. Of.


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A Monkey's Uncle

... prefer) the shrew-like animal got to run rampant. Consensus says evolution kicked in and one line gave rise to Rodentia another line gave rise to Marsupialia and another line began to spew out apes and so forth. But those are just convenient classifications and there may not have been a more recent ...

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A Monkey's Uncle

... prefer) the shrew-like animal got to run rampant. Consensus says evolution kicked in and one line gave rise to Rodentia another line gave rise to Marsupialia and another line began to spew out apes and so forth. But those are just convenient classifications and there may not have been a more recent ...

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by JDavidE
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:39 pm
 
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[Help] Wombat

You must be knowing how to classify an organism.I will give it for wombat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Subclass: Marsupialia Order: Diprotodontia Suborder: Vombatiformes Family: Vombatidae Genus:Vombatus Species:ursinus There are different genus and species in wombats. ...

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by David George
Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:49 am
 
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