| The Australian continent or "the island
continent" covers approximately 6% of the Earth's surface.
The name Australia derives from the Latin ‘Australis’
meaning 'of the south'. Because of its geophysical position,
Australia is a unique hothouse for some of the most unusual
plants and mammals in the world. Australia and New Guinea are
the only places on earth where Marsupials (pouch feeding mammals)
and Monotremes (egg laying mammals) have dominated over placental
mammals (placenta feeding mammals).
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