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Definition of Monotremata

Monotremata
Monotremata Mon`o*trem"a*ta, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? single + ? hole.] (Zo["o]l.) A subclass of Mammalia, having a cloaca in which the ducts of the urinary, genital, and alimentary systems terminate, as in birds. The female lays eggs like a bird. See Duck mole, under Duck, and Echidna.
Monotremata
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].

Meaning of Monotremata from wikipedia

- Monotremes are conventionally treated as comprising a single order Monotremata, though a recent cl****ification proposes to divide them into the orders...
- thēr, wild animal) is a taxonomic group, or taxon, to which the order Monotremata belongs. It was traditionally ranked as a subcl**** within the mammals;...
- need of protection. Fossil monotremes Groves, C.P. (2005). "Order Monotremata". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic...
- predation. The eastern long-beaked echidna is a member of the order Monotremata. Although monotremes have some of the same mammal features such as hair...
- The Ornithorhynchidae are one of the two extant families in the order Monotremata, and contains the platypus and its extinct relatives. The other family...
- as the beginning of the 20th century. Groves, C.P. (2005). "Order Monotremata". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic...
- together with the platypus, are the only surviving members of the order Monotremata and are the only living mammals that lay eggs. The diet of some species...
- commercial for the animal card products. Groves, C.P. (2005). "Order Monotremata". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic...
- of organisms named after celebrities Groves, C.P. (2005). "Order Monotremata". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic...
- extant subdivisions of the cl**** of animals Mammalia; the other two are Monotremata and Marsupialia. The Placentals are partly distinguishable from other...