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Zeitschrift für Morphologie der Tiere

, Volume 75, Issue 1, pp 59–64 | Cite as

The systematic position of monotremes reconsidered (Mammalia)

  • Walter G. Kühne
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Summary

By reinterpretation of the tooth formula ofOrnithorhynchus as dp/P M1–4 a synapomorphy with Marsupials has been discovered. Monotremes and Marsupials are sister groups, together derived from Theria of the Middle-Crelaceous.

Keywords

Developmental Biology Systematic Position Sister Group Tooth Formula 
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© Springer-Verlag 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter G. Kühne
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  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Paläontologie der Freien Universität BerlinBerlin 33Germany

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