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(Animals) the technical name for duck-billed platypus
[C19: New Latin, from ornitho- + Greek rhunkhos bill]
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Noun1.ornithorhynchus - type genus of the family OrnithorhynchidaeOrnithorhynchus - type genus of the family Ornithorhynchidae
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
duckbilled platypus, duck-billed platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, platypus, duckbill - small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae
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References in classic literature ?
And it is in fresh water that we find seven genera of Ganoid fishes, remnants of a once preponderant order: and in fresh water we find some of the most anomalous forms now known in the world, as the Ornithorhynchus and Lepidosiren, which, like fossils, connect to a certain extent orders now widely separated in the natural scale.
In the dusk of the evening I took a stroll along a chain of ponds, which in this dry country represented the course of a river, and had the good fortune to see several of the famous Ornithorhynchus paradoxus.
varius Greater Glider Petauroides volans Horse Equus caballus Koala Phascolarctos cinereus Little Penguin Eudyptula minor Marsupial Lion Tylacoleo carnifex microbats various small insectivorous bats Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus rats Rattus fuscipes, R.
PLATYPUS Newport Museum and Art Gallery Ornithorhynchus Anatinus, to give it its scientific name, is from Australia and is one of only five living mammals which lay eggs.
The syntenic X-chromosome region of three marsupial species (wallaby, Macropus eugenii; Tasmanian devil, Sarcophilus harrisii, and opossum, Monodelphis domestica) and one monotreme (platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus) genome, focusing on the chromosomal region around the HPRT locus, has been systematically searched and no sequences similar to PLAC1 have been found.