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mon·o·treme

(mon'ō-trēm),
A member of the order Monotremata.

monotreme

(mŏn′ə-trēm′)
n.
Any of various egg-laying mammals of the order Monotremata of Australia and New Guinea, whose only living members are the platypus and the echidnas.

mon′o·trem′a·tous (-trĕm′ə-təs) adj.

monotreme

any mammal of the primitive subclass Monotremata, including the duck-billed platypus and spiny anteater. Monotremes differ from other mammals in laying eggs, and in having a single opening (CLOACA) for the passage of eggs or sperm, faeces and urine. They inhabit Australia and New Guinea.

monotreme

a member of the animal order of Momotremata, the egg-laying mammals. Includes only two species, the duck-billed platypus and the spiny anteater.
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17) Although, no information is available on the presence or absence of H19 in the monotremes, it is highly likely that there is no H19 (and H19-DMR) in the platypus, because it was reported that IGF2 is biallelically expressed.
Of the 17 major groups of mammals, Australia has only five native groups: monotremes, marsupials, bats, rodents, and seals.
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Among monotremes, a claustrum is absent altogether in the platypus, and whether it is present in echidnas is currently unresolved (Butler et al.
The configuration of these ear bones is similar in all three extant groups of mammals: the placental mammals, which bear live young, the pouched marsupials, and the egg-laying monotremes, such as the duck-billed platypus.
Australasian Marsupial and Monotreme Specialist Group, IUCN Species Survival Commission.
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