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Definition of Marsupialia

Marsupialia
Mammalia Mam*ma"li*a, n. pl. [NL., from L. mammalis. See Mammal.] (Zo["o]l.) The highest class of Vertebrata. The young are nourished for a time by milk, or an analogous fluid, secreted by the mammary glands of the mother. Note: Mammalia are divided into three subclasses; -- I. Placentalia. This subclass embraces all the higher orders, including man. In these the fetus is attached to the uterus by a placenta. II. Marsupialia. In these no placenta is formed, and the young, which are born at an early state of development, are carried for a time attached to the teats, and usually protected by a marsupial pouch. The opossum, kangaroo, wombat, and koala are examples. III. Monotremata. In this group, which includes the genera Echidna and Ornithorhynchus, the female lays large eggs resembling those of a bird or lizard, and the young, which are hatched like those of birds, are nourished by a watery secretion from the imperfectly developed mamm[ae].
Marsupialia
Marsupialia Mar*su`pi*a"li*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. marsupium a pouch, bag, purse, Gr. ?, dim. of ?, ?.] (Zo["o]l.) 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. Called also Marsupiata.

Meaning of Marsupialia from wikipedia

- Marsupials are any members of the mammalian infracl**** Marsupialia. All extant marsupials are endemic to Australasia and the Americas. A distinctive characteristic...
- J. (2010). "An exceptionally well-preserved short-snouted bandicoot (Marsupialia; Peramelemorphia) from Riversleigh's Oligo-Miocene deposits, northwestern...
- (2008). "A timescale and phylogeny for "Bandicoots" (Peramelemorphia: Marsupialia) based on the sequences for five nuclear genes". Molecular Phylogenetics...
- the hind limb musculature of tree-kangaroos for arboreal locomotion (Marsupialia : Macropodinae)". Australian Journal of Zoology. 60 (4): 246–158. doi:10...
- nov. (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae). Zootaxa, (3515): 1-37. Preview Hall, S (1980). "The Diets of Two Coexisting Species of Antechinus (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae)"...
- S. (2001). "Maximucinus muirheadae, gen. et sp. nov. (Thylacinidae : Marsupialia), from the Miocene of Riversleigh, north-western Queensland, with estimates...
- Affinities of "Spar****ocynids", and the Diversification of Opossums (Marsupialia; Didelphimorphia; Didelphidae)". Journal of Mammalian Evolution. doi:10...
- of the cl**** of animals Mammalia; the other two are Monotremata and Marsupialia. The placentals are partly distinguished from other mammals in that the...
- during pregnancy, in the stripe-faced dunnart, Sminthopsis macroura (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae). Journal of reproduction and fertility 91 1 (1991): 213-27...
- Oldfield (1888). "Petraurus breviceps, var. papu****". Catalogue of the Marsupialia and Monotremata in the Collection of the British Museum (Natural History)...
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