Prototheria


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Related to Prototheria: Metatheria
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Noun1.Prototheria - echidnas; platypus
class Mammalia, Mammalia - warm-blooded vertebrates characterized by mammary glands in the female
Monotremata, order Monotremata - coextensive with the subclass Prototheria
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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The group Metatheria (Didelphimorphia) has relevance among mammals, particularly related to reproduction aspects, as they represent an important transition link between Prototheria and Eutheria groups.
Los marsupiales en si mismos, asi como los Prototheria, no son definidos en un capitulo introductorio con el detalle con que se manejan los grupos tratados, aunque las caracteristicas generales de cada grupo son abordadas en las palabras introductorias de Don Wilson.
However, new studies have shown that older lineages of mammals (Metatheria and Prototheria) retain additional classes (AQP13 and -14) (Finn and Cerda, 2011; Finn et al., 2014).