Now the Tasmanian Devil is the largest meat-eating marsupial existing today.
Named Akidolestes, the extinct animal had jaws, teeth, and forelimbs that identify it as a close relative of modern placental and marsupial mammals.
This marsupial family is restricted to wooded areas of eastern Australia and contains a single living species, the familiar koala.
When we studied all the patterns of amino-acid replacement and silent substitution, we discovered several replacements that all placental and marsupial mammals share.
Small mammals such as bush rats and marsupial carnivores survived the fires by hiding under boulders and in damp rock crevasses.
The Tasmanian Devil is the world's largest marsupial predator but its very survival is at stake as an horrific cancer threatens up to 90% of its population.
The marsupial family Tarsipedidae contains a single species, the honey possum or noolbender.
Tooth replacement in marsupial mammals differs from the condition generally believed to characterize eutherian mammals.
The production of a marsupial genetic linkage map is perhaps one of the most important objectives in marsupial research.
Placental and marsupial mammals are more closely related to one another than to the third living group of mammals, the monotremes.