Notogaea


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Notogaea

 

(also, Notogea), a zoogeographic division, or realm, of dry land. It corresponds to the Australian region. Notogaean fauna is marked by a predominance of marsupials and includes Prototheria and a relatively small number of terrestrial placentals (rodents).

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