The class Mammalia (mammals) is divided into two subclasses based on reproductive techniques: egg-laying mammals (monotremes) and mammals which give live birth (therians). The latter subclass is divided into two infraclasses: pouched mammals (marsupials) and placental mammals (eutherians).

This list contains the monotremes and marsupials. For placental mammals, see List of placental mammals.

Subclass Prototheria (the monotremes)

Order Monotremata (monotremes, egg-laying mammals)

Subclass Theria

Infraclass Metatheria (marsupials)

Order Didelphimorphia (American opossums)

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Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

Order Paucituberculata (shrew opossums)

Order Microbiotheria (Monito del Monte)

Order Notoryctemorphia (marsupial moles)

Order Dasyuromorphia (marsupial carnivores)


Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus)

Order Peramelemorphia (bandicoots and bilbies)

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Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Order Diprotodontia (diprotodont marsupials)

Suborder Vombatiformes (wombats and koalas)
Suborder Phalangeriformes (possums and gliders)

Suborder Macropodiformes (kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies)


See also

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  1. ^ Clutton-Brock, Juliet (2002). Mammals. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 9780789484048. 
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