Reproduction in Eutherian Mammals


The eutherians make up the vast majority of extant mammals. They are all viviparous but vary in details of their ovarian cycle, behaviour, placentation and length of gestation.

Keywords: gametogenesis; implantation; parturition; ovary; blastocyst; lactation; sex; testis; uterus

Further Reading

Austin CR and Short RV (1980) Reproduction in Mammals. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hunter RHF (1982) Reproduction of Farm Animals. London: Longmans.

Johnson MH and Everitt BJ (1995) Essential Reproduction, 4th edn. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific.

McDonald LE and Pineda MH (eds) (1989) Veterinary Endocrinology and Reproduction, 4th edn. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger.

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Finn, Colin A(Apr 2001) Reproduction in Eutherian Mammals. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001857]