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Platypus Evolution

Platypus ... so hard to see them in the wild! Elusive little creatures. Monotreme actually.


The giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), also known as the ant bear, is a large insectivorous mammal native to Central and South America. It is one of four living species of anteater and is classified with the sloths in the order Pilosa. This species is the most terrestrial of the living anteaters, unlike its arboreal or semi-arboreal cousins. Its evolution may have been influenced by the expansion of savannas in South America.

from ScienceDaily

Platypus Genome Explains Animal's Peculiar Features; Holds Clues To Evolution Of Mammals

Duck billed platypus: looks harmless but is actually venomous


Platypus Fossil | this is totally awesome, i ♥ platypus! however, the 6pack ring on his leg is not at all awesome.


Recreation of Gorgonops, this therapsid lived 250 million year ago, in the late Permian. Long before the dino's and mammals, this beasty roamed the earth.


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Video - "Probing Platypus Evolution": National Geographic researchers are trying to collect DNA samples from these odd duck-billed, egg-laying mammals to determine whether there are separate subspecies.

Religious humor - comics on evolution. Off the Mark comics (July/24/2015). Nice idea.


Platypus. Evolution's coffee break. When ducks and moles came together. Literally by the looks.

from the Guardian

Carnivorous giant platypus with sharp teeth once roamed Australia

Fossil Field Discovery Points To Monster 'Monotreme'