"Marsupial" Essays and Research Papers

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How Marsupials adapt to the arid Australian Environment Introduction The increasing aridity of the Australian continent over the past 20 million years has favoured organisms that could adapt to dry conditions. Marsupials have developed a variety of behavioural, physiological and morphological adaptations to survive in these arid conditions with little or no food and free water for extended periods of time. Marsupials living in Australia’s hot arid environment must deal with exposure...

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Tree Kangaroos

we have learned to call home, every animal counts. The tree kangaroos’ population is slowly disintegrating. Before we talk about why these creatures should be saved, here’s some background information. Tree kangaroos are one of the largest marsupials, and are related to the kangaroo and the wallaby. There are over 10 different species of tree kangaroo, ranging from rainforests in Australia to New Guinea and it’s surrounding islands. They can also be found in mountainous areas and lowlands. ...

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Cloning the Tasmanian Tiger

Cloning the Tasmanian Tiger The Tasmanian Tiger is a carnivorous marsupial that had the appearance of a dog and the stripes of a tiger. One has not been seen in about sixty years, because they are extinct. However, it was not by evolution or even natural causes; humans were the cause of its demise. When Australia and Tasmania were first becoming populated, the people did not know what the Tasmanian Tiger was, and people have a long history of getting rid of what they don’t understand. ...

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Australia's Unique Flora and Fauna

living mammals; the monotremes. Of Australia’s Fauna half are marsupials. Koala The Koala is a large marsupial found only on the east coast of Australia. It can be recognised by its dense, woolly greyish fur, large head with large hairy ears and long sharp claws. Koalas spend most of their life in trees. They sleep most of the day and are usually solitary animals. Kangaroo The Kangaroo is a famous Australian icon. It is a large marsupial that has a small head, large ears, strong large hind legs,...

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reptiles, young monotremes are nourished by their mother’s milk, which they lick from pores on the surface of her abdomen. Species: The duckbill platypus, and two species of spiny anteaters, or echidnas. Found in Australia and New Guinea. Marsupials Bear live young, but at a very early stage of development, complete their development in a pouch; Split into several different orders. Kangaroos, koalas, wombats Reproduction: The fertilized egg develops into an embryo inside the mother’s reproductive...

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Koala Bears [pic] The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia, and the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae. The koala is found in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia, from near Adelaide to the southern part of Cape York Peninsula. Populations also extend for considerable distances inland in regions with enough moisture to support suitable woodlands. The koalas of South Australia were largely exterminated during...

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Evolution of Australian Biota Assessment Answers

whether the Platypus can maintain its body temperature when swimming in cold water. Scientists have contiuned to develop their ideas through the research of amino acids, which allowed them to observe trends between the sequences of placentals and marsupials. Fossils have also been an important technological development in understanding the Platypus. As well as cell observation, allowing Scientists to discover the Platypus' salt retaining kidneys. Another huge discovery about Platypus' was able to...

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Australia Trip

anything I have ever felt, it was thick and when I touched it my hand left a imprint from the thickness of the fur. Their eyes were piercing green with a black line down the middle similar to those of a cat. The kangaroo park was filled with these marsupial mammals jumping around like children. This experience left me in a state of ecstasy and once I was home I couldn’t stop looking at the pictures. My time spent in Australia was absolutely surreal, and the surrealism makes me believe I got to...

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Coral Reef and Great Barrier Reef

more than 378 mammal species, 828 bird species, 4000 fish species, 300 species of lizards, 140 snake species, two crocodile species and around 50 types of marine mammal. (from Australia Environment Report 2011 ). Kangaroo are the largest living marsupials in the world. You should easily to see kangaroos in the wild when you travel in the wild. The koala is everyone’s favourite, but be aware – it’s not a bear. You can spot koalas all along Australia’s temperate eastern coast. Some of their top hangouts...

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Numbat Report

M.fasciatus biodiversity issues and conservation The banded anteater (Myrmecobius Fasciatus) is a small marsupial found only in Australia. The M.fasciatus has pale fur on the underbelly and coarse reddish-brown fur above on the back which is darkest on the rump refer to figure 1 (Sydenham, 2012). There are four to eleven noticeable white stripes across the back between the shoulders and tail (|The Western Australian Education, 2013). The reason for the stripes is that it projects as an effective...

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