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Mammal Classification

Mammal Classification

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Published by NattWorthing
Modern-type breakdown of living mammal orders.
Modern-type breakdown of living mammal orders.

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Published by: NattWorthing on Apr 22, 2012
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CLASS MAMMALIA,
total 5531 species
SubclassPrototheria(monotremes),
5 species
OrderMonotremata 
(monotremes, egg-laying mammals)
FamilyOrnithorhynchidae(Platypus), 1 species
FamilyTachyglossidae(echidnas), 4 species
SubclassTheria
 
InfraclassMetatheria(marsupials),
7 orders, 334 species
 
OrderDasyuromorphia 
(marsupial carnivores)
OrderDidelphimorphia 
(American opossums)
OrderDiprotodontia 
(diprotodont marsupials)
SuborderMacropodiformes(kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies)
SuborderPhalangeriformes(possums and gliders)
SuborderVombatiformes(wombats and koalas), 4 species
OrderMicrobiotheria 
(Monito del Monte)
OrderNotoryctemorphia 
(marsupial moles), 2 species
OrderPaucituberculata 
(shrew opossums)
OrderPeramelemorphia 
(bandicoots and bilbies)
InfraclassEutheria(placental mammals),
21 orders, 5192species
 
OrderAfrosoricida 
(tenrecs and golden moles), 43 species
OrderArtiodactyla 
(even-toed ungulates: pigs, camels, cattle, deer, etc.),220 species
OrderCarnivora 
(cats, lions, and other feliformia; dogs, bears, weasels,seals, and other caniformia), 260 species
OrderCetacea 
(whales, dolphins, and porpoises), 88 species
OrderChiroptera 
(bats), 1240 species
OrderCingulata
(armadillos), 21 species

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