- n. Plural form of monotreme.
“A truly bizarre and unique assortment of animals, including marsupials (kangaroo and koala bear) and monotremes (platypus and echidna), have carved niches for themselves in its barren earth.”
“A more solid answer would emerge if, for instance, the molecular networks behind the formation of the appendix in monotremes and humans were compared, and found to use the same toolkit of genes — then we'd have to regard it as highly probable that they are homologous, and the last common ancestor had an appendix.”
“That's interesting: the only groups that have an appendix are the Glires rodents and rabbits, primates, monotremes, and some marsupials.”
“The platypus is one of only three monotremes - egg-laying mammals - in the world.”
“These include two species of monotremes, 32 marsupial species, 31 bat species and 10 species of rodent.”
“The mammal fauna includes 2 monotremes, 37 marsupials, 16 rodents and 34 bats.”
“Just so everyone knows, they are definately _not_ monotremes or therian mammals.”
“To the examples Tommy listed I would add monotremes.”
“When the lineage that gave rise to the modern monotremes split from the lineage that gave rise to marsupials+placentals, this was very likely just another routine speciation event.”
“Bradford seems to think that modern evolutionary theory says that there “should” be some obvious event like the K-T impact to explain “major” events like the divergence of monotremes and marsupials+placentals, the divergence of marsupials from placentals, the divergence of the mammalian orders, the divergence of the mammalian families, etc.”
Looking for tweets for monotremes.