An emerging consensus in the evolution, phylogeny, and systematics of marsupials and their fossil relatives (Metatheria)

  title={An emerging consensus in the evolution, phylogeny, and systematics of marsupials and their fossil relatives (Metatheria)},
  author={Mark D. B. Eldridge and Robin M. D. Beck and Darin A. Croft and Kenny J. Travouillon and Barry J. Fox},
  journal={Journal of Mammalogy},
Marsupials and their fossil relatives, which collectively comprise Metatheria, have been of scientific interest for centuries, with many aspects of their evolution and systematics subject to intense research and debate. Here, we review progress over the last 25 years, which has included the description of many new species (modern and fossil), and major improvements in understanding of their phylogenetic relationships, as well as the overall evolutionary history and biogeography of Marsupialia… 

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