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The Rise of the Mammals

Episode 9 of 13

Mammals have proved to be one of the most adaptable products of evolution. David Attenborough looks at their evolution from reptiles 200 million years ago.

Mammals have proved to be one of the most adaptable products of evolution. David Attenborough looks at their evolution from reptiles 200 million years ago. This remarkable transition involved the development of mechanisms for regulating body temperature, for allowing the young to develop in the womb and for suckling newborns. Attenborough also explores the South American origins of marsupials and their colonisation of Australia.

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55 minutes

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Sat 1 Mar 2014 08:10

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter David Attenborough
Producer John Sparks

Broadcasts

  • Tue 13 Mar 1979 20:10
  • Sun 18 Mar 1979 19:15
  • Tue 29 Apr 1980 19:30
  • Wed 30 Dec 1981 18:10
  • Mon 27 Oct 1986 19:35
  • Sun 12 Jul 1992 19:20
  • Thu 7 Feb 2013 16:15
  • Sat 1 Mar 2014 08:10

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