Non-Placental Mammals: Definitions, Characteristics & Examples


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The two types of mammals that are classified as non-placental are _______________ and _______________.

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1. The only two places in the world where monotremes, one of two groups of non-placental mammals, are located are ________________ and _______________.

2. _______________ are examples of non-placental mammals.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

All mammals can be categorized within one of three different categories, and are defined as either placental or non-placental. In this quiz and worksheet, you will be asked to fill in the blanks with correct answers pertaining to the two types of non-placental mammals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • Mammals not born attached to a placenta
  • Examples of non-placental mammals
  • Where these mammals are located
  • The two types of non-placental mammals

Skills Practiced

Prepare to practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson on non-placental mammals
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of non-placental mammals
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the two types of non-placental mammals

Additional Learning

Learn more by reviewing the related lesson, Non-Placental Mammals: Definitions, Characteristics & Examples. This lesson will detail these topics, among others:

  • Definition of mammals and their characteristics
  • Description of the different mammal types
  • Explanation of non-placental mammals
  • The rarity of one type of non-placental mammal