Ornithorhynchus anatinus


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Noun1.Ornithorhynchus anatinus - small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feetOrnithorhynchus anatinus - small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae
egg-laying mammal, monotreme - the most primitive mammals comprising the only extant members of the subclass Prototheria
genus Ornithorhynchus, Ornithorhynchus - type genus of the family Ornithorhynchidae
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Two of these, Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus and Water Rat Hydromys chrysogaster, are aquatic and were unlikely to be recorded in this study regime, save for an incidental observation in a creek or wetland.
Gallus gallus 43% Meleagris gallopavo 15% Anolis carolinensis 6% Monodelphis domestica 4% Homo sapiens 2% Ornithorhynchus anatinus 2% Xenopustropicalis 2% Loxodonta africana 2% Ailuropoda melanoleuca 1% Mus musculus 1% Others 22% Note: Table made from pie chart.
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.