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platypus

an aquatic animal of the order Monotremata, found only in Australia. It resembles a beaver, being about 12 to 16 inches long, covered with fine red-brown to gray fur, with a broad, dorsally flattened tail, webbed and clawed paws, and a broad flat, duck-like beak. It lives in a burrow that has an underwater entrance. It lays eggs, hatches them and feeds the young from milk which is discharged through the skin in a skinfold. Called also duckbill, duckmole, Ornithorhynchus anatinus.
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If so, then when we acquire PLATYPUS from hearing someone use the word 'platypus', something like the following might occur.
She begins with taxonomy from the late seventeenth century through the late nineteenth century dealing with the complexity of classifying not only European specimens (think of what to do with whales and bats) but more importantly the unique creatures encountered in the new worlds (hence the platypus of the tide, in addition to the opossum, sloth, kangaroo, and so on).
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While many of Riversleigh's fossil deposits are now being radiometrically dated, the precise age of the particular deposit that produced this giant platypus is in doubt but is likely to be between 15 and 5 million years old.
The platypus accidentally got trapped in the car, but miraculously survived the ordeal.
Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein, authors of `Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes'
The jawbone's groove gave away its owner's identity because living platypus bills bear notoriously wide grooves equipped with nerves to sense their prey in fresh water.
Installed on dust collection systems operating under negative pressure, the open-construction Platypus Valve([R]) and the closed-construction Armadillo Valve([R]) offer worry-free, continuous discharge of free flowing dust and granules at a fraction of the cost of the standard rotary airlock valves they replace.
The Australian Government is making Sydney an even more vibrant and liveable city by providing $20 million to redevelop the Platypus site in Neutral Bay to a public park.
Here we have the life cycle stories of a baby platypus, an African elephant, a koala from Australia, a golden lion tamarind monkey, a Pacific gray whale, a least shrew, a hooded seal, a Mexican free-tailed bat, an African lion, a polar bear, a hippopotamus, an orangutan, and a human being.
A badly-written rule attempting to lower the nose and make cars safer has only led to the ugly platypus spear design that has made cars far more dangerous.
The animals, mostly Australian, include platypus, little penguin, echidna, dolphin, magpie and flying fox.