List of monotremes and marsupials

The class Mammalia (mammals) is divided into two subclasses based on reproductive techniques: egg-laying mammals (yinotherians or monotremes - see also Australosphenida), and mammals which give live birth (therians). The latter subclass is divided into two infraclasses: pouched mammals (metatherians or marsupials), and placental mammals (eutherians, for which see List of placental mammals). Classification updated from Wilson and Reeder's "Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference" using the "Planet Mammifères" website.[1]

Subclass Prototheria (the monotremes)Edit

Order Monotremata (monotremes, egg-laying mammals)Edit

Subclass TheriaEdit

Infraclass Metatheria (marsupials)Edit

Order Didelphimorphia (American opossums)Edit

Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

Order PaucituberculataEdit

Order Microbiotheria (monito del monte)Edit

Order Notoryctemorphia (marsupial moles)Edit

Order Dasyuromorphia (marsupial carnivores)Edit

Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus)

Order Peramelemorphia (bandicoots and bilbies)Edit

Order Diprotodontia (diprotodont marsupials)Edit

Suborder Vombatiformes (wombats and koalas)Edit
Suborder Phalangeriformes (possums and gliders)Edit
Suborder Macropodiformes (kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies)Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Boudet Ch. "Planet' Mammiferes". Planet' Mammiferes. 4.1 of 2013/12/23. Retrieved 2016-04-17.