Published Online: 21 AUG 2001
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How to Cite
Croft, D. B. 2001. Marsupialia (Marsupials). eLS. .
- Published Online: 21 AUG 2001
There are around 250 species of marsupials found predominantly in Australia and South America. Many are convergent in form to placental mammals but they differ in reproduction, physiology and behaviour offering an alternative view on mammalian adaptation and lifestyles to their more diverse placental counterparts.
- life history;