Natural History of Human’s Most Distant Living Mammalian Relatives

  • Z X Luo
  • Published 2007 in Journal of Mammalian Evolution

Abstract

In comparison to the more than 1,200 genera of placentals and marsupials, the three extant monotreme genera make up only a tiny part of modern mammalian diversity. However, the significance of monotremes to mammalian evolutionary history and biology is far more than can be measured by their few genera. The evolutionary stature of monotremes as the first… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10914-007-9059-1

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