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  Marsupial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marsupials are mammals in which the female typically has a pouch (called the marsupium, from which the name 'Marsupial' derives) in which it rears its young through early infancy.
Marsupials have a cloaca [1] [2] that is connected to a urogenital sac in both sexes.
The early birth of marsupials removes the developing young much sooner than in placental mammals, and marsupials have not needed to develop a complex placenta to protect the young from its mother's immune system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marsupial   (606 words)

 Marsupial mole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The marsupial moles are rare and poorly understood burrowing mammals of the deserts of western Australia.
For many years their place within the Marsupials was hotly debated, some workers regarding it as an offshoot of the Diprotodontia (the order to which most living marsupials belong), others noting similarities to a variety of other creatures, and making suggestions that, in hindsight, appear bizarre.
Molecular level analysis in the early 1980s showed that the marsupial moles are not closely related to any of the living marsupials, and that they appear to have followed a separate line of development for a very long time, at least 50 million years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marsupial_mole   (636 words)

 Marsupial Evolution and Post Flood Migration
The marsupial counterparts are in many cases identical to a placental twin, and distinguishing them as unrelated is not possible without a much closer inspection than necessary for the differences we typically use to distinguish the Biblical kinds.
In most marsupials the broad sequence of changes in the ovary and the genital tract are similar, however the general timing of events in the reproductive cycles is different between marsupials and even between species and subspecies.
The marsupial mode of reproduction is very complex, and the evolution from placental to marsupial would require the simultaneous alteration of several independent systems not to mention the development of the pouch and the physical capability necessary for the fetus to crawl to the pouch.
www.nwcreation.net /marsupials.html   (2692 words)

 Marsupial - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Marsupial, common name for a group of mammals typically distinguished by a pouch in the female, called a marsupium, where offspring are carried.
Kangaroos are marsupials, a type of mammal that gives birth...
Koala, tree-dwelling marsupial with a specialized diet consisting almost exclusively of the leaves of eucalyptus trees.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Marsupial.html   (119 words)

 Marsupial Mammals
Marsupials are the group of mammals commonly thought of as pouched mammals (like the wallaby and kangaroo at left).
The marsupials of South America began to go extinct in the late Miocene and Early Pliocene when a land connection with North America formed, allowing placental mammals to cross into South America.
There are several cases of convergent evolution between marsupials and placental mammals, in which the two animals have evolved to fill the same ecological niche in different parts of the world.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /mammal/marsupial/marsupial.html   (424 words)

 marsupial. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
They are generally distinguished from the higher, or placental, mammals by the absence of a placenta connecting the embryo with its mother, although in a few forms the female has a rudimentary placenta that functions for a short time.
In nearly all marsupials the female’s nipples are covered by a pouch, or marsupium, formed by a fold of abdominal skin.
Thus, there are animals known as Tasmanian wolves (see thylacine), marsupial moles, marsupial mice, and native cats (see dasyure), which live very much like the correspondingly named placental mammals and, in many cases, are strikingly similar in appearance.
www.bartleby.com /65/ma/marsupial.html   (434 words)

 Marsupial mole - Notoryctes typhlops: More Information - ARKive
The thick and powerful body is neatly adapted for moving around under the sand, with fused neck bones (vertebrae) for greater rigidity, a horny shield on the nose (2), and oversized flat claws on the third and fourth digits of the short forelimbs for digging (4).
The marsupial mole is found in the central deserts of southern Northern Territory, northern and east-central Western Australia and western South Australia (1) (2).
Reported separately as both diurnal and nocturnal, the marsupial mole appears to be quite active, pursuing prey including ant pupae, scarab beetle larvae, sawfly larvae, moth larvae and adult beetles with fervour (2).
www.arkive.org /species/GES/mammals/Notoryctes_typhlops/more_info.html   (705 words)

 Extinct Marsupial - Encyclopedia Dramatica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Extinct Marsupial is an infamous troll on Livejournal.
It's clear that the Marsupial, for all his pretensions to being a 1337 h4XX0r, couldn't code his way out of a pay toilet, simply from the edits he's attempted to make to this article (when he hasn't been deleting it completely).
The name derives from his extreme fondness for marsupials, in particular the now-extinct marsupial wolf or "thylacine," to such an extent that LJ Abuse's nickname for him is "the Extinct Marsupial." Apart from those seen here, no pictures are known to exist of the Extinct Marsupial in any sort of marsupial fursuit.
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/Extinct_Marsupial   (911 words)

 Abiogenesis and the Origin of Life
One of the most common criticisms that creationism is hit with is that the exclusive marsupial fauna of the Australian region is great evidence against the story of the Ark and animal migration from it.
The Marsupial nature of Australia is not an anomaly but rather a revelation of the true history or equation of animal migration and adaptation after leaving the Ark. It suits creationists fine.
Marsupial dogs and cats are the same kinds as regular dogs and cats, and likewise related to dogs and cats (in the fossil record but now extinct) also with minor regional body differences that lived in certain places on earth.
www.nwcreation.net /articles/marsupial_migration.html   (2187 words)

 Marsupial Pages to Color Online - EnchantedLearning.com
Marsupials (Megatheria) are pouched mammals whose babies are born in a very undeveloped state; the young then attach themselves to their mother's nipple.
Marsupials evolved during the late Cretaceous period, about 100 to 75 million years ago, during the time of the dinosaurs.
The Quoll is a cat-sized carnivorous marsupial from the island of Tasmania and mainland Australia.
www.enchantedlearning.com /painting/marsupial.shtml   (374 words)

 The Marsupial Bridge
The Holton Viaduct Marsupial Bridge is a pedestrian and bicycle path crossing the Milwaukee River connecting the Brady Street neighborhood with the Beer Line B neighborhood north of downtown Milwaukee.
The Marsupial Bridge will specifically help out the new condo owners on the ever growing Beerline B and be of no help to Brewers Hill residents.
Regarding your contention that "The Marsupial Bridge will specifically help out the new condo owners on the ever growing Beerline B and be of no help to Brewers Hill residents," I'm afraid I disagree, particularly with the assertion that condo owners on Beerline B would be the designated beneficiaries.
www.milwaukeeworld.com /marsupial/index.php   (1019 words)

 Marsupial Mole - Order Notoryctemorphia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The marsupial mole looks and behaves like the golden moles of Africa in many ways, being similar in size, shape, and fur colour and texture.
Their eyes lack a lense and pupil and therefore are vestigial organs, leaving the marsupial mole blind.
Marsupial moles are insectivorous in nature, just like true moles, but unlike true moles spend a lot of time aboveground.
www.angelfire.com /mo2/animals1/mammal/marsmole.html   (141 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Marsupial munch tops big biters
The marsupial lion, one the greatest carnivores to roam Australia, had the most powerful bite of any mammal species - living or extinct.
"A 30kg Tasmanian tiger was biting much harder than a 30kg grey wolf and the marsupial lion, which on average was about 100kg, had a bite fore comparable to that of a 250kg African lion.
The researchers have an idea why this might be, and it goes to brain size and possibly to intelligence.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/4409039.stm   (766 words)

 CentralPets.com - Marsupial Mole Page (Printer Friendly Version)
Because they live underground, Marsupial Moles are blind and have a very poor sense of hearing, but their senses of touch and of smell are quite highly developed.
Marsupial Moles are quite different from other Marsupials and appear to be closer relatives to Bandicoots or African Golden Moles than to most other animals.
Although very little is known about the habits of the Marsupial Mole or their population numbers, some conservationists fear that the moles may be threatened by habitat loss.
centralpets.com /phpscripts/PrintFriendly.php?AnimalNumber=4398   (499 words)

 Strange Chile Creature Is A Marsupial
"It is a small mammal, known as a micromammal, specifically a marsupial and given the region it was found, would correspond with a high degree of certainty to a "monito del monte".
To reach the conclusion that it is this "monito" or a marsupial, we are mainly based in the fact that the anterior members present five fingers with an opposable thumb.
Bear in mind that marsupials in Chile hibernate during the winter.
www.rense.com /general31/strange.htm   (789 words)

 Amazon.com: Marsupial Sue Book and CD: Books: John Lithgow,Jack E. Davis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Marsupial Sue, that's who, a smartly dressed young 'roo who can't abide by all the bouncing: "It rattled her brain.
Marsupial Sue might be intrigued by the idea of being a climbing koala or prawn-slurping platypus, but with Lithgow's cooing reassurance as the narrator, she eventually comes around: "Be happy with who you are.
This whimsical song-set-to-pictures features malcontented Marsupial Sue, unhappy because kangaroo-hopping "rattled her brain" and "gave her migraine, a backache, sideache and tummyache, too." So the Birkenstock-clad kangaroo sets off to find kindred spirits among other Australian animals.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0689843941?v=glance   (1859 words)

 Amazon.com: Evolutionary Ecology of Marsupials (Monographs on Marsupial Biology): Books: A. K. Lee,Andrew Cockburn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The ecological literature on marsupials is dominated by descriptive natural history, and there has hitherto been little attempt at either synthesis or evolutionary interpretation.
Second, by careful comparison with the eutherians, the scope of the marsupial radiation is used to analyse the role of developmental constraints and adaptive radiation in determining the diversification of higher taxa.
Lastly, it is suggested that the accessibility of marsupial young during their obligatory pouch life facilitates measurement, manipulation and assessment of kinship not possible in other mammalian groups.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/052125292X?v=glance   (721 words)

 Australia's Lost Kingdoms - Pleistocene Marsupial Lion
Description: The Pleistocene Marsupial Lion is the largest meat-eating mammal to have lived in Australia, and one of the largest marsupial carnivores the world has ever seen.
The closest living relatives of this fierce carnivore are the plant-eating wombats and Koala.
One adult Marsupial Lion was found with a very young baby that would still have been in its mother's pouch, and another, older baby.
www.lostkingdoms.com /facts/factsheet54.htm   (179 words)

 SSC San Diego's Marsupial Robotics
SSC San Diego is engaging in several engineering development thrusts aiming at expanding the force protection and force-multiplication capabilities of robotics, making use of our existing programs and platforms.
One of these thrusts is marsupial robotics, others include non-lethal gun pods, tandom robots, and universal network devices.
We are also investigating future expansions of this marsupial concept to include an amphibious URBOT delivery, employing an adaptation of SAIC's Unmanned Harbor Security Vehicle.
www.nosc.mil /robots/resources/marsupial/marsupial.html   (416 words)

 The Marsupial Ring - list of member sites
Your site can contain information about any marsupial from dasyurids to kangaroos, but it needs to be a site with actual natural history information.
In general, promoting public appreciation and knowledge of marsupials is what this ring is all about.
Topics include a discussion of the history of marsupials in Australia and abroad, thylacoleonid genera and species through time, the natural history of the Naracoorte Caves of South Australia and a pictorial travelogue of my 1996 visit to the caves.
www.naturalworlds.org /marsupialring/marsupial_sites.htm   (496 words)

 The Extinct Marsupial Appreciation Society
This was clearly the work of Lunktard, the Extinct Marsupial, a well-known Austin, Texas-based liar, troll and general scumbag who's made himself a terrific nuisance on the Internet since the 1990s.
The Extinct Marsupial feels that to call "love between a man and a boy of 12 to 18 years of age"—i.e.
And note that “Lucifer Marsupial”'s paper on using "recombinant yeast" to produce mescaline is also here as well, attributed to dm_telvis@yahoo.com.
www.shugendo.org /marsupial   (1766 words)

 Patagonia Synchilla Marsupial - Women's - Free Shipping!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Patagonia's Synchilla Marsupial fleece now comes in a women's specific style, with unique floral prints.
The Marsupial, beloved for its deep front zip, is now available in a women's style: with feminine seaming, a contoured fit and floral prints.
The marsupial came quickly and was exactly what I wanted, soft, warm and a perfect.
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 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: marsupial@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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MARSUPIAL [marsupial ], member of the order Marsupialia, or pouched mammals.
They are generally distinguished from placental mammals by the absence of a placenta connecting the embryo with its mother, although in a few forms the female has a rudimentary placenta that functions for a short time.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1E1:marsupial/marsupial.html?refid=ip_hf   (188 words)

 The Marsupial Museum - Kangaroos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A kangaroo is a furry animal that hops on its hind legs up to 40 mph (60kph).
These herbivores are the largest of all marsupials.
Most of them live in Australia, but some live in New Guinea.
www.worldkids.net /critters/marsupials/kangaroo.html   (255 words)

 Welcome to The Marsupial Museum!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At this page, you can learn about 15 marsupials, view pictures, and explore links about marsupials.
There is also a page all about marsupials.
NOTE: A bigger, better Marsupial Museum site is currently being designed and will be released by mid-October!
worldkids.net /critters/marsupials   (98 words)

 Patagonia Synchilla Marsupial - Men's - Free Shipping!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Patagonia Synchilla Marsupial fleece pullover gives humans the benefits of fleece, with a marsupial touch.
Made from 8oz lightweight, double-faced post-consumer recycled Synchilla, its kangaroo-style pocket has ample cargo and finger-warming space.
Nylon spandex binds cuffs and collar, and Y-Joint sleeves provide freedom of movement.
www.backcountry.com /store/PAT0268.html?AID=10281785&PID=1827914   (317 words)

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