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  Fossil sites of Australia - Riversleigh
New Oligo-Miocene pseudocheirids (Marsupialia) of the genus Paljara from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland.
New balbarine kangaroos (Marsupialia, Potoroidae) from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland.
A new genus of miralinids (Marsupialia, Diprotodontia) from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland.
www.austmus.gov.au /fossil_sites/publications.htm   (3540 words)

 Australian Mammalogy contents
Wallis, R.L. and Ealey, E.H.M. Thermoregulation in the parma wallaby, Macropus parma (Marsupialia : Macropodidae).
McKay, G.M. Nomenclature of the gliding possum genera Petaurus and Petauroides (Marsupialia : Petauridae).
Gemmell, G.T. Breeding bandicoots in Brisbane (Isoodon macrourus; Marsupialia, Peramelidae).
ironbark.bendigo.latrobe.edu.au /~graeme/am.html   (6938 words)

 Australia's Lost Kingdoms - Riversleigh publications
Bulungamayine (Marsupialia: Macropodoidea) postcranial elements from the late Miocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland.
Postcranial morphology of Ganguroo bilamina (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) from the early Miocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland.
The basicranial region of marsupicarnivores (Marsupialia), interrelationships of carnivorous marsupials, and affinities of the insectivorous marsupial peramelids.
www.lostkingdoms.com /facts/publications.htm   (1205 words)

There is much to be urged in favor of either view; and in adopting the former alternative, it must be borne in mind that the difference between monotremes and marsupials is vastly greater than that which separates the latter from placentals.
Marsupials may be defined as viviparous (that is non-egglaying) mammals, in which the young are born in an imperfect condition, and almost immediately attached to the teats of the mammary glands; the latter being generally enclosed in a pouch, and the front edge of the pelvis being always furnished with epipubic or marsupial bones.
Thomas, Catalogue of Monotremata and Marsupialia in the British Museum (1888); On Caenolestes, a Survivor of the Epanorthidae, Proc.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /M/MA/MARSUPIALIA.htm   (7907 words)

 Evolutionary Biology - Dr Mark Eldridge
Metcalfe, C.J., Eldridge, M.D.B., and Johnston, P.G. Mapping the distribution of the telomeric sequence(T 2 AG 3) in rock-wallabies, Petrogale (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) by fluorescence in situ hybridization.
Metcalfe, C.J., Eldridge, M.D.B., Toder, R. and Johnston, P.G. Mapping the distribution of the telomeric sequence(T 2 AG 3) in the Macropodoidae (Marsupialia) by fluorescence in situ hybridization.
Metcalfe, C.J., Eldridge, M.D.B. and Johnston, P.G. Mapping the distribution of the telomeric sequence (T2AG3)n in the 2n=14 presumed ancestral marsupial complement and in the macropodines (Marsupialia: Macropodidae), by fluorescence in situ hybridisation.
www.austmus.gov.au /evolutionary_biology/staff/marke.htm   (875 words)

Smith, G.C. the biology of the yellow-footed antechinus, Antechinus flavipes (Marsupialia : Dasyuridae), in a swamp forest on Kinaba Island, Cooloola, Queensland.
Woolley, P.A. and Valente, A. Reproduction in Sminthopsis longicaudata (Marsupialia : Dasyuridae): laboratory observations.
Nelson, J.E. and Goldstone, A. Reproduction in Peradorcas concinna (Marsupialia : Macropodidae).
ironbark.bendigo.latrobe.edu.au /~graeme/awr.html   (15847 words)

 ANU - CRES - Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies
Lindenmayer, D.B and Lacy, R.C. A simulation study of the impacts of population subdivision on the Mountain Brushtail Possum, Trichosurus caninus Ogilby (Phalangeridae: Marsupialia) in south-eastern Australia.
The haematology and serum biochemistry of the Mountain Brushtail Possum, Trichosurus caninus Ogilby (Marsupialia: Phalangeridae).
The use of tiletamine hydrochloride and zolezepam hydrochloride for sedation of the Mountain Brushtail Possum, Trichosurus caninus Ogilby (Phalangeridae: Marsupialia).
cres.anu.edu.au /dbl/bobucks.php   (1345 words)

 The evolution, distribution, and even death of the marsupials have involved the concept of change   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
            The fossil record of the Marsupialia, like many other groups, is incomplete and bias as with preservation and differences in sampling and study, which leads to the changes in Marsupialia classification.
  The study of Marsupialia began in the 16th century with the discovery of opossums by Spanish explorers to North America.
The concept of change is a major component in explaining the evolution of marsupials and plate tectonics.
www.bol.ucla.edu /~riatran/paper.htm   (1968 words)

 2001 Queensland Term Postcards
The red-necked pademelon is a somewhat larger diprotodont with a body length of 500 mm, tail length of 400 mm, and a weight of 6 kg.
They are reasonably common and may be found in not only in swamps and gullies, as their name would indicate, but also in open forests, heathlands and along shrubby waterways.
The grey kangaroo is a large diprotodont with a body length of 1 m, tail length of 90cm, and a weight of 50 kg.
people.hws.edu /mitchell/cards01/VetFarm.html   (1205 words)

 School of Biomedical Sciences site, The University of Queensland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Stress and mortality in the Red-tailed Phascogale Phascogale calura (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae).
Millis, A.L., Taggart, D.A., Bradley, A.J., Phelan, J. & Temple-Smith, P.D.(1999) Reproductive biology of the Brush-tailed Phascogale, Phascogale tapoatafa (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae).
Bradley, A.J. (1997) Reproduction and life-history in the red-tailed phascogale, Phascogale calura (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae): The adaptive-stress senescence hypothesis J. Zool.
www.uq.edu.au /sbms/profile.php?ID=32814   (986 words)

 Order Marsupialia
The order Marsupialia is rarely used nowadays, as a new way of classifying marsupials has been gaining popularity with a seven-order system, instead of a one-order system.
Most marsupials resemble placental mammals in one form or another, including mice, rats, squirrels, dogs, cats, bears, shrews, and moles, although some are unique in appearance in the animal kingdom.
Because of this diversity in appearance and food, the order Marsupialia is not very adequate, and the seven-order, 19- family system which divides up the order Marsupialia is becoming accepted.
www.angelfire.com /mo2/animals1/mammal/marsupial.html   (283 words)

 Evidence from the oestrous cycle for male-induced ovulation in Bettongia penicillata (Marsupialia) -- Smith 95 (1): 283 ...
Evidence from the oestrous cycle for male-induced ovulation in Bettongia penicillata (Marsupialia) -- Smith 95 (1): 283 -- Reproduction
Evidence from the oestrous cycle for male-induced ovulation in Bettongia penicillata (Marsupialia)
Female brush-tailed bettongs (Bettongia penicillata) housed in a breeding group of one male and one to three females had an average gestation period of 21.2 days (n = 58) and parturition was followed within 24 h by oestrus and mating.
www.reproduction-online.org /cgi/content/abstract/95/1/283   (246 words)

 Carnegie Museum of Natural History - John R. Wible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Bones of the Skull of the Short-tailed Opossum Monodelphis brevicaudata (Didelphidae, Marsupialia)
In the August 27, 2003 Annals of Carnegie Museum, Curator John R. Wible describes and illustrates in detail the exterior bones of the skull of this small South American opossum, close relative of the now popular laboratory mammal Monodelphis domestica.
Wible, J. On the cranial osteology of the short-tailed opossum Monodelphis brevicaudata (Didelphidae, Marsupialia).
www.carnegiemuseums.org /cmnh/mammals/publications/opossum.htm   (482 words)

 marsupial --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
a member of the mammalian superorder (or order—authorities differ) Marsupialia, which includes a diversity of primitive mammals that undergo premature birth and complete their development outside the mother's body while attached to her nipples.
The species vary in body length from 5 to 22 cm (2 to 9 inches), and all have tails, often brushlike, that are about as long as their bodies.
Found in hot sandy wastes of south-central and northwestern Australia, the 18-centimetre (7-inch) N. typhlops and the 10-centimetre (4-inch) N. caurinus (by some not separated from N. typhlops) are remarkably like true moles.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9051130   (849 words)

 Selected Publications
Ullmann, S.L. Differentiation of the gonads and initiation of mammary and scrotum development in the brushtail possum Trichosurus Vulpecula (Marsupialia).
Ullmann, S.L. Early differentiation of the testis in the native cat, Dasyurus viverrinus (Marsupialia).
Ullmann, S.L. Observations on the primordial oocyte of the bandicoot Isoodon macrourus (Peramelidae, Marsupialia).
www.gla.ac.uk /ibls/DEEB/slu/ref.htm   (365 words)

 Without a title - Title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Woolly mouse possums of the genus Micoureus Lesson, 1842 (Marsupialia: Didelphidae) are widespread in the canopy of South American tropical forests, yet little is known about their species diversity.
Gardner, A. The systematics of the genus Didelphis (Marsupialia: Didelphidae) in North and Middle America.
A further estimate of relationships among opossums (Marsupialia: Didelphidae).
www-mcnair.berkeley.edu /96journal/vidigal.html   (3179 words)

 Publications - Stephen Wroe
WROE, S. The geologically oldest dasyurid (Marsupialia) from the Miocene of Riversleigh, north-western Queensland.
(Thylacinidae, Marsupialia), from the Miocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland, with estimates of body weights for fossil thylacinids.
WROE, S., MYERS, T. Estimating the weight of the Pleistocene marsupial lion (Thylacoleo carnifex, Thylacoleonidae: Marsupialia): implications for the ecomorphology of a marsupial super-predator and hypotheses for the impoverishment of marsupial carnivore faunas.
www.bio.usyd.edu.au /staff/swroe/swroepub.htm   (659 words)

 Marmosops incanus : Gray Slender Mouse Opossum
Pelage variation in Marmosa incana (Didelphidae, Marsupialia) with notes on taxonomy.
Annual age structure and reproductive patterns in Marmosa incana (Lund, 1841) (Didelphidae, Marsupialia).
Phylogeography and systematics of the Slender Mouse Opossum Marmosops (Marsupialia, Didelphidae).
www.virtualzoo.org /classifications/display.php?SpeciesID=0000005696   (712 words)

 Honey Possum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Marsupialia: Bandicoot Cuscus (Phalanger) Brushtail opossum Pygmy glider Pygmy possum Leadbetter's possum, Sugar glider Striped possum Honey possum (Noolbenger) Koala...
Classification The honey possum Tarsipes spenserae is the only member of the family Tarsipedidae, order Marsupialia, class Mammalia.
The honey possum dwells on tree and shrub heaths and is an active, nimble climber.
specieslist.com /endangered/common_name/H/Honey_Possum.shtml   (1682 words)

 dasyure on Encyclopedia.com
The fierce Tasmanian devil is a large, atypical dasyure.
Dasyures are classified in several genera of the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Marsupialia, family Dasyuridae.
Character displacement in Australian dasyurid carnivores: size relationships and prey size patterns.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/d1/dasyure.asp   (159 words)

 Sugar Glider References   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lunney, D. Effects of logging, fire and drought on possums and gliders in the coastal forests near Bega.
Behavioral and endocrinological correlates of social status in the male sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps Marsupialia: Petauridae).
Sex chromosomes of the greater glider (Marsupialia: Petauridae).
www.sugarglider.net /info/sgresearch.html   (1047 words)

 CSIRO PUBLISHING - Wildlife Research
An ecological study of a population of Pseudantechinus macdonnellensis (Marsupialia : Dasyuridae) in central Australia.
Pseudantechinus macdonnellensis (Marsupialia : Dasyuridae) in central Australia.
Effects of fragmented habitat and fire on the distribution and ecology of the swamp antechinus (Antechinus minimus maritimus) in the eastern Otways, Victoria
www.publish.csiro.au /nid/145/issue/584.htm   (345 words)

Learn more about taxonomy and the grouping of the mammals on the Taxonomy Page and Mammal Chart.
THE ORDER MARSUPIALIA: Although marsupials join the ranks of other mammals as distinct from egg-layers, they are nevertheless a unique group deserving of recognition at a high level.
They thus receive their own infraclass of Metatheria, Changing Mammals, which separates them from the other 18 orders of true placental mammals, which are placed in the infraclass Eutheria, True Mammals.
www.americazoo.com /goto/index/mammals/marsupialia.htm   (793 words)

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Although living metatherians are uniformly accepted as marsupials, the inclusion in Marsupialia of stem fossil groups is controversial, varying among sources.
(1988) and more explicitly stated for mammals by Rowe (1987, 1988) in which traditional names, such as Marsupialia, are restricted to the crown group, i.e., the clade formed by the common ancestor of living metatherians, plus all its descendants.
This approach follows the same logic used to restrict the term Placentalia to crown group eutherians, Theria to the descendants of the common ancestor of marsupials and placentals, and Mammalia to the descendants of the common ancestor of monotremes and therians.
www.nature.com /nature/journal/v396/n6710/extref/396459a0.suppl.doc   (4071 words)

 AAP: nomen nudum 1999 - 2000 Publications List
Muirhead, J., & Gillespie, A. Additional parts of the type specimen of Thylacinus macknessi (Marsupialia: Thylacinidae) from Miocene deposits of Riversleigh, Northwestern Queensland.
Muirhead, J., & Wroe, S. Badjcinus turnbulli, a new thylacinid (Thylacinidae; Marsupialia) from a late MIocene fauna in Queensland, Australia and the first description of a pre-Pliocene dasyuromorphian skull.
Wroe, S., Brammall, J., & Cooke, B. The skull of Ekaltadeta ima (Marsupialia, Hypsiprymnodontidae?): An analysis of some marsupial cranial features and a reinvestigation of propleopine phylogeny, with notes on the inference of carnivory in mammals.
www.es.mq.edu.au /mucep/aap/nomennudum/issues/27/pub_list2.htm   (3978 words)

 crest-tailed marsupial rat --  Encyclopædia Britannica
also called Kowari (Dasyuroides byrnei), rare ratlike mammal of the family Dasyuridae (order Marsupialia), native to the desert and grasslands of central Australia.
The soft dense fur is a light gray, but the distal portion of the tail is crested above and below with long fl hairs.
All of the approximately 50 species occur in New Guinea, the Aru Islands, Australia, and Tasmania.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9000707?tocId=9000707   (804 words)

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