Marsupials are a group of mammals that includes opossums, the Tasmanian devil, numbats, bandicoots, wombats, koalas, kangaroos and wallabies. There are 292 species of marsupials alive today. The articles listed below provide information about the characteristics, classification and evolution of marsupials.
The Evolutionary Lessons of Marsupials
I'd wager that a marsupial mammal, given a lecture hall and a podium, could teach a fantastic course in evolution. Over millions of years, these amazing creatures have seen it all: divergent evolution, parallel evolution, and convergent evolution.