Life of marsupials.

by C. H. Tyndale-Biscoe

Publisher: Edward Arnold in [London]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 254 Downloads: 544
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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [233]-248.

SeriesContemporary biology, Series of student texts in contemporary biology
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL737.M3 T96 1973
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 254 p.
Number of Pages254
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13574007M
OCLC/WorldCa693194

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Emma Peel, Katherine Belov, in Reference Module in Life Sciences, Abstract. Marsupials are a sub-class of mammals which diverged from eutherian mammals more than million years ago. They are best known for producing joeys: females give birth to young at an early stage in development and use an extended lactation period to support maturation of young outside a uterus. Marsupials, or pouched mammals, are a group of animals that include kangaroos and koalas. Newborn marsupials are blind and helpless. Unlike most mammals, the babies of marsupials are not nourished by a spongy organ called a placenta. Because of this, the . Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Marsupials & Monotremes Books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Marsupials evolved before the southern supercontinent Gondwana broke off from Pangaea million years ago. Early marsupial fossils have been found in Asia, from million years ago. They were outcompeted on Laurasia by placental mammals, but the placentals did not get into the Australasian part of Gondwana before it broke away into a separate : Mammalia.

Marsupials are the main part of an infraclass of mammals called the Metatheria. This consists of the marsupials and their extinct ancestors. There are about different species. Reproduction. Marsupials give birth to living young. The young are called joeys. The joeys feed on Clade: Metatheria. American marsupials (Ameridelphia) - There are about species of American marsupials alive today. Members of the group include opossums and shrew opossums. American marsupials are the older of the two lineages of modern marsupials, which means it was members of this group that later migrated to Australia and : Laura Klappenbach.

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