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Monotremes

Order Monotremata

TermDefinition
Monotypic; contains the duck-billed platypus. Family Ornithorhynchidae
Monotypic; contains the duck-billed platypus. Family Ornithorhynchidae
Contains the short-beaked and western long-beaked echidna. Family Tachyglossidae
True/False. Monotremes have mammary glands. True. Females do not have teats, however.
Cloaca Shared opening for fecal, urinary, and reproductive tracts.
Teeth are _______. Edentate
True/False. Monotremes have mammary glands. True. Females do not have teats, however.
Jugal bones are _______. Absent
All monotremes have _______ teeth. Edentate
The corpus callosum is _______. Absent
Jugal bones are _______. Absent
Platypus live in _______. Australia
The corpus callosum is _______. Absent
Platypus live in _______. Australia
Platypus rely on _______ to hunt, using it to sense electric fields generated by the muscle contractions of prey. Its soft, pliable bill
In platypus reproduction, only the _______ is functional. Left ovary
True/False. Like the platypus, the echidna has electroreceptors in its "beak". True
Echnida diet is primarily based on _______. Ants (and other insects)
Subclass _______ Prototheria
Order _______ Monotremata
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