List of monotremes and marsupials

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The class Mammalia (mammals) is divided into two subclasses based on reproductive techniques: egg-laying mammals (yinotherians or monotremes - see also Australosphenida), and mammals which give live birth (therians). The latter subclass is divided into two infraclasses: pouched mammals (therians or marsupials), and placental mammals (eutherians, for which see List of placental mammals). Classification updated from Wilson and Reeder's "Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference" using the "Planet Mammifères" website.[1]

Subclass Prototheria (the monotremes)[edit]

Order Monotremata (monotremes, egg-laying mammals)[edit]

Subclass Theria[edit]

Infraclass Metatheria (marsupials)[edit]

Order Didelphimorphia (American opossums)[edit]

Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

Order Paucituberculata[edit]

Order Microbiotheria (monito del monte)[edit]

Order Notoryctemorphia (marsupial moles)[edit]

Order Dasyuromorphia (marsupial carnivores)[edit]

Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus)

Order Peramelemorphia (bandicoots and bilbies)[edit]

Order Diprotodontia (diprotodont marsupials)[edit]

Suborder Vombatiformes (wombats and koalas)[edit]
Suborder Phalangeriformes (possums and gliders)[edit]
Suborder Macropodiformes (kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Boudet Ch. "Planet' Mammiferes". Planet' Mammiferes. 4.1 of 2013/12/23. Retrieved 2016-04-17.