Eutheria

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Eu·the·ri·a

(yū-thē'rē-ă),
A subclass of mammals, excluding monotremes and marsupials, having a placenta through which the young are nourished.
[eu- + G. thērion, animal]

Eutheria

(ū-thēr′ē-ă)
A subclass of mammals with a true placenta.
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The present study reveals several interesting evolutionary observations on the HBB gene among the eutherian, dinosaurian and neopterygii taxa.
It is suggested that a number of events including gene conversion have occurred during evolution which has altered the clusters of [beta]-globin gene in specific ways in different eutherian (mammalian) orders.
This means that the platypus XY evolved independently of the eutherian XY and determines sex in a different, still unknown, way.
The Xist RNAGene Evolved in Eutherians by Pseudogenization of a Protein-Coding Gene," Science 312 (2006): 1653-5; Z.