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Is a dingo a mammal?
Yes, a dingo is a mammal of the canine family, or wild dog. It is a placental mammal found in Australia (though not originally native to the continent). It is a mammal because it is a warmblooded vertebrate, has fur, breathes through lungs and bears live young which are fed on mother's milk. And although it's a late arrival (in geological terms), opinions are divided on whether it is considered as a native animal. Apart from the 90 or so species of native bats and numerous species of native mice and rats, it is the only placental mammal on the continent. All others are marsupials or monotremes.