Definition of Order Monotremata
1. Noun. Coextensive with the subclass Prototheria.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Prototheria, Subclass Prototheria
Member holonyms: Family Tachyglossidae, Tachyglossidae, Family Ornithorhynchidae, Ornithorhynchidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Monotremata
Literary usage of Order Monotremata
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1. Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Histological Series Contained by John Quekett (1855)
"Order MONOTREMATA. Bd 1. A transverse section of the radius of an Ornithorhynchus, O. paradoxus ; it exhibits numerous Haversian canals of small size, ..."
2. The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals by St. George Jackson Mivart (1900)
"These various orders of the class Mammalia are grouped together into three sub-classes as follows :— The order Monotremata is an order so exceedingly ..."
3. Natural History of the World: With Anecdotes Illustrating the Nature, Habits edited by Alfred Henry Miles (1895)
"... with one stroke of which he will rip the dog open and let his entrails out. ORDER XIII. The order Monotremata includes two fami- Monotremata. lies, ..."