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Metatheria  Huxley, 1880
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179917

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Infraclass  
  Synonym(s): Marsupialia Illiger, 1811
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassMetatheria Huxley, 1880  
    Direct Children:  
                               Order Dasyuromorphia Gill, 1872  
                               Order Didelphimorphia Gill, 1872 – cuica, didelfimorfo, gambá, marsupial, mucura, marsupials, American marsupials 
                               Order Diprotodontia Owen, 1866  
                               Order Microbiotheria Ameghino, 1889  
                               Order Notoryctemorphia Kirsch in Hunsaker, 1977 – marsupial 'moles' 
                               Order Paucituberculata Ameghino, 1894  
                               Order Peramelemorphia Ameghino, 1889  

  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Metatheria    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Metatheria   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Simpson, George Gaylord  
  Publication Date: 1945   
  Article/Chapter Title: The principles of classification and a classification of mammals   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, vol. 85   
  Page(s): xvi + 350   
  Publisher: American Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: New York, NY, USA   
  Reference for: Metatheria   

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