Mammal Orders

  1. How many orders are there within Protheria?
    1 - Monotremata
  2. How many orders in total are there within Theria?
    27
  3. What are the two infra-classes under sub-class Theria ('wild beasts')?
    • Metatheria - Marsupalia ('Other Beasts')
    • Eutheria - Placentalia ('True Beasts')
  4. How many orders are there within Metatheria?
    7
  5. In which order are echidnas and platypuses and how many species are there?
    • Monotrema
    • 5 species
  6. In which order are American opossums and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Didelphimorphia
    • 92 species 
    • Ameridelphia
  7. In which order are shrew opossums and how many species are there?
    Which category do they fall under?
    • Paucituberculata
    • 6 species
    • Ameridelphia
  8. In which order are Monito del monte and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Microbiotheria 
    • 1 species
    • Australidelphia
  9. In which order are the Australian carnivorous marsupials and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Dasyuromorphia
    • 70 species
    • Australidelphia
  10. In which order are the marsupial moles and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Notoryctemorphia 
    • 2 species
    • Australidelphia
  11. In which order are bandicoots and bilbies and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Peramelemorphia 
    • 21 species
    • Australidelphia
  12. In which order are possums, wombats, kangaroos and koalas and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Diprotodontia
    • 143 species
    • Australidelphia
  13. In which order are tenrecs, otter shrews and golden moles and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Afrosoricida
    • 52 species
    • Afrotheria
  14. In which order are sengis (elephant shrews) and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Macroscelidea
    • 15 species
    • Afrotheria
  15. In which order are aardvarks and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Tubulidentata 
    • 1 species
    • Afrotheria
  16. In which order are hyraxes and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Hyracoidea
    • 11 species
    • Afrotheria
  17. In which order are elephants and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Proboscidea
    • 3 species
    • Afrotheria
  18. In which order are dugongs and manatees and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Sirenia 
    • 4 species
    • Afrotheria
  19. In which order are anteaters and sloths and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Pilosa
    • 10 species
    • Xenarthra
  20. In which order are armadillos and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Cingulata 
    • 31 species
    • Xenarthra
  21. In which order are rodents and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Rodentia
    • 1999 species - largest order of all mammals
    • Euarchontoglires 

    • Sub categories:
    • - Sciurognathi → squirrel & mouse-like rodents
    • -Hystricognathi → cavy-like rodents
  22. In which order are hares, pikas and rabbits and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Lagomorphia 
    • 92 species
    • Euarchontoglires
  23. In which order are primates and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Primates
    • 365 species
    • Euarchontoglires 

    • Sub categories:
    • - Strepsirrhini → lemurs, aye aye, lorises, bushbabies
    • - Haplorrhini → monkeys etc.
  24. In which order are tree shrews and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Scandentia 
    • 20 species
    • Euarchontoglires
  25. In which order are flying lemurs and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Dermoptera
    • 2 species
    • Euarchontoglires
  26. In which order are shrews, moles and hedgehogs and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Eulipotyphla 
    • 463 species
    • Laurasiatheria
  27. In which order are bats and flying foxes and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Chiroptera 
    • 1110 species - 2nd largest mammalian order
    • Laurasiatheria
  28. In which order are pangolins and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Pholidota
    • 7 species
    • Laurasiatheria
  29. In which order are terrestrial carnivores, seals and sea lions and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Carnivora
    • 23 species
    • Laurasiatheria
  30. In which order are odd-toes ungulates and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Perissodactyla 
    • 16 species
    • Laurasiatheria
  31. In which order are even-toed ungulates and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Artiodactyla 
    • 196 species
    • Laurasiatheria → Celcartiodactyla 


    • Sub-orders:
    • - suina
    • - tylopoda 
    • - ruminantia
  32. In which order are whales and dolphins and how many species are there? Which category do they fall under?
    • Cetacea 
    • 86 species
    • Laurasiatheria → Celartiodactyla 


    • Sub-orders:
    • - odontoceti → toothed whales
    • - mysticeti → baleen whales
Author
Hebe
ID
340252
Card Set
Mammal Orders
Description
Orders of Mammals
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