Dichotomous Key/Marsupialia

kingdom phylum class order family group species

Dichotomous Key
Marsupialia
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Mammalia
Subclass Marsupialia
Parent key: Mammalia
Subclasses
Marsupialia - Monotremata - Placentalia
Key: Mammalia
Orders
Afrosoricida - Artiodactyla - Carnivora - Cetacea - Chiroptera - Dermoptera - Insectivora - Lagomorpha - Macroselidae - Marsupialia - Monotremata - Perissodactyla - Pholidota - Primates - Proboscidea - Rodentia - Scandentia - Sirenia - Xenarthra

1

2: Australidelphia

  • Feeding
    • Herbivore - Diprotodontia
    • Carnivore or omnivore - #5

3: Ameridelphia

Could be Didelphimorphia or Paucituberculata

4

  • Presence of external ears
    • Present - Dasyuromorphia
    • Not present - Notoryctemorphia

5

  • Second and third toes
    • Fused - Peramelemorphia
    • Not fused - #4
Last modified on 28 September 2009, at 00:12