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Order: Monotremata

Monotremes - duck-billed platypus and echidnas or spiny anteaters first appeared in the Pleistocene Period. They are currently found in Australia and New Guinea and reproduce by by shelled eggs, incubated by female.  There is no organized nipple as the milk flows  from mammary ducts onto the fur of the abdomen.  The  adults are toothless and the rostrum is covered with horny beak. 

Research Links

Order Monotremata
... Order Monotremata. (2 Families; 3 genera). Monotremes
probably split from the lineage leading to ...

GeoZoo: The egg-laying Platypus and Echidnas! (order ...
... The order Monotremata includes just three species, the platypus and the short-
and long-nosed echidnas. Home base for monotremes is Australia an island ...

Mammal Collection Holdings - Order MONOTREMATA
COUNTY ORDER MONOTREMATA. (Broken down to Country and State) ...

Order Monotremata Monotremes belong to an evolutionary
lineage that can be traced back approximately ...

Order Monotremata: Echidnas & Platypus
... Skulls/Skeleton (Replica) > Order Monotremata: Echidnas & Platypus. ...

Animal Links - Order Monotremata (Monotremes)
Animal Pictures Archive. Home > Phylum Chordata > Class Mammalia >
Order Monotremata Order Monotremata (Monotremes). ...

Monotremes - Order Monotremata
... Order Monotremata. This is a small and unique order of mammals placed by themselves
in the subclass Prototheria. There are only 3 living species of monotremes ...

Virginia Hayssen
... Order Monotremata. Family Ornithorhynchidae Ornithorhynchus
anatinus, 585, Platypus Order Didelphimorphia. ...

MSL, Order Monotremata
Mammal Image Library Catalog. ... ORDER MONOTREMATA. Family
ORNITHORHYNCHIDAE - Platypus. Ornithorhynchus ...

Order Monotremata. Family Tachyglossidae. LINK TO
"The Echidna Gallery"(Tachyglossus aculeatus and ...

Mammals - Marsupials
Class Mammalia - Mammals. Subclass Prototheria: Egg-laying
mammals. Order Monotremata: Monotremes. ...

Mammal Species of the World
MSW Scientific Names. [Query] [Home] [Help] Copyright 1993 Smithsonian Institution.
All rights are reserved. [Parent] [Offspring] [Synonyms] ORDER MONOTREMATA. ...

AnimalFact. Definitions: Phylum| Sub-Phylum| Class| Order| Family| Species Phylum:
Chordata. Sub-Phylum: Vertebrata. Class: Mammalia. Order: Monotremata. Family: ...

... Order Monotremata. The Family of Tachyglossidae - Echidnas.
The Family of Ornithorhynchidae - Platypus. ...

Lecture 06 - Monotr.
... Classification of Class Mammalia; Order Monotremata. Classification of Recent Mammals
to ordinal level. ... Order Monotremata (meaning: "one holed" - Organisms). ...

Ooi's Malaysiana Class of Mammals 2000
... 0). Order Monotremata (Egg Laying Mammals), 2. 6.
Subclass Theria Theria, 95 (0), 4013 (0). Infraclass ...

... Clasification. Subclass Prototheria Order Monotremata
-- Monotremes: platypus and echidnas. Subclass ...

MONOTREME. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000
... (m n tr m ) (KEY), name for members of the primitive mammalian order Monotremata,
found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. The only members of this order ...

The Elusive Platypus
... and rigid examination that we can persuade ourselves of its being the real beak
or snout of a quadruped (Barrett, 1955). Description of the Order Monotremata. ...

Order Monotremata Prototheria Mammalia Tetrapoda Chordata Animalia Eukaryota.
Fossils from 2 mya, Australia. 2000 Brock Filer

Order Monotremata
Monotremata Order Monotremata Duckbill Platypus ...

... Order Monotremata. Animal Diversity Web. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.
Monotremata. Department of Anatomy & Physiology. University of Tasmania ...

Critter Chart
... Hedgehogs. Family Soricidae. Shrews. Family Talpidae. Moles. ORDER MONOTREMATA
(monotremes). Family Ornithorhynchidae. Platypuses. Family Tachyglossidae. Echidnas. ...

BIO-451: Lecture 4 Frame Table of Contents
BIO-451: Lecture 4: BIO-451: Mammalogy; Order Monotremata; Order Monotremata con’t;
Order Monotremata; Order Monotremata; Order Monotremata con’t; Order Monotremata ...

Evolution and classification -
... Order Monotremata (monotremes) Pleistocene to Recent of Australia and New
Guinea; possible record in Miocene of Australia family (Ectopodontidae ...

Google Web Directory - Science > Biology > Zoology > ...
... GeoZoo: The egg-laying Platypus and Echidnas! (order Monotremata) -
A very nice summary of the oddities of Monotremes ...

Mammalogy Laboratory 3 - Monotremes and Marsupials
... Order Monotremata. Family Ornithorhynchidae (Platypus).
Range: E. Australia. Genus: Ornithorhynchus. ...

CYPLUS NR19 Fauna Distribution, App 2 Fauna of Cape York ( ...
... Rat-kangaroo 9 9 SI Mammals. 4.5 Order : Monotremata
Platypus and Echinda. 31 records, 2 species, 30 ...

Short-nosed Echidna
... Tachyglossus aculeatus MAMMAL Order Monotremata. Description Head and body length:
13-20 inches. Tail: 3 inches. Weight: 13 pounds. The spines, which cover most ...

... ORDER MONOTREMATA. Monotremes. The monotremes, comprising two families, three genera,
and three species of Australia and New Guinea, are the most distinctive of ...

Untitled Document
... Subphylum Vertebrata. Class Mammalia. Order Monotremata. back. Animal #26 (duck-billed
platypus). ... Class Mammalia. Order Monotremata. back. Animal #27 [tree sloth]. ...

Introduction to Monotremata
... Ornithorhynchus anatinus. The order Monotremata is a fairly ancient mammalian
taxon. It includes two families, Ornithorhynchidae (Ornithorhynchus*) and ...

the Evolution and Phylogeny of the Platypus
... Prototherians... Platypusses belong to Order Monotremata. Like other mammals, monotremes
have hair, active metabolism driven by powerful diaphrams and four ...

Platypus Facts
... Related Animals. The platypus is a member of the order

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