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Reproduction in Eutherian Mammals

  1. Colin A Finn

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001857



How to Cite

Finn, C. A. 2001. Reproduction in Eutherian Mammals. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


The eutherians make up the vast majority of extant mammals. They are all viviparous but vary in details of their ovarian cycle, behaviour, placentation and length of gestation.


  • gametogenesis;
  • implantation;
  • parturition;
  • ovary;
  • blastocyst;
  • lactation;
  • sex;
  • testis;
  • uterus