metatherian


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metatherian

(ˌmɛtəˈθɪərɪən)
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Metatheria, a subclass of mammals comprising the marsupials
n
(Animals) any metatherian mammal; marsupial
[C19: from New Latin, from meta- + Greek thērion animal]
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Noun1.metatherian - primitive pouched mammals found mainly in Australia and the Americasmetatherian - primitive pouched mammals found mainly in Australia and the Americas
mammal, mammalian - any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
marsupial, pouched mammal - mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
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In Aim 1 we will apply CRISPR-mediated genome editing to metatherian mammals in order to identify these critical X and Y sex-determining genes.
Comparative postnatal ontogeny of the skull in the australidelphian metatherian Dasyurus albopunctatus (Marsupialia: Dasyuromorpha: Dasyuridae).
Phylogenetic relationships and classificationof didelphid marsupials, an extant radiation of New World metatherian mammals.
Phylogenetic relationship and classification of didelphid marsupials, an extant radiation of new world metatherian mammals.
Tague RG: Pelvic sexual dimorphism in a metatherian, Didelphis virginiana: Implications for eutherians.
Phylogenetic relationships and classification of didelphid marsupials, an extant radiation of New World metatherian mammals.
Thompson SD (1987) Body size, duration of parental care, and the intrinsic rate of natural increase in eutherian and metatherian mammals.
There are approximately 270 species of metatherian mammals.