Definition of Prototheria

1. Noun. Echidnas; platypus.

Exact synonyms: Subclass Prototheria
Group relationships: Class Mammalia, Mammalia
Member holonyms: Monotremata, Order Monotremata
Generic synonyms: Class



Definition of Prototheria

1. n. pl. Same as Monotremata.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prototheria

Proto-Mon-Khmer
Proto-Norse
Proto-Oceanic
Proto-Polynesian
Proto-Romance
Proto-Semitic
Proto-Sino-Tibetan
Proto-Slavic
Proto-Turkic
Proto-Uralic
Proto-Vietic
Proto-Yeniseian
Proto-Yeniseians
Protoctista
Protogreek
Prototheria (current term)
Protozoa
Protropin
Protura
Proudhon
Proust
Proustian
Prov.
Provel
Provencal
Provence
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur-Corse
Provencial
Proventil

Literary usage of Prototheria

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1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"These two divisions are (1) Prototheria and (2) ... but not to dogmatise The Prototheria stand at the base of the mammalian series, and present many ..."

2. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"Sub-class I. Prototheria. Mammals in which the mammary glands are devoid of teats; the oviducts are distinct throughout, and there is a cloaca into which ..."

3. The Life of Animals: The Mammals by Ernest Ingersoll (1907)
"There is no question of their generally inferior place in classification; and hence comes their designation Prototheria ("primitive beasts") to take the ..."

4. The Life of Animals: The Mammals by Ernest Ingersoll (1907)
"There is no question of their generally inferior place in classification; and hence comes their designation Prototheria ("primitive beasts") to take the ..."

5. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"LASS I. Prototheria.—This subclass, now represented by rwo genera, may be characterised as follows. The brain has je anterior commissure, and a very small ..."

6. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"SUB-CLASS I. Prototheria (MONOTREMATA, EGG-LAYING) MAMMALS The modern representatives of ... Prototheria."

7. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"SUB-CLASS I. Prototheria (MONOTREMATA, EGG-LAYING) MAMMALS The modern representatives of this sub-class are few, consisting of but three genera of strange ..."

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