Duckbilled platypus

(Ornithorhynchidae)

Class Mammalia Order Monotremata Family Ornithorhynchidae

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Amphibious predator in freshwater habitats, characterized by a broad tail, flat head and body, short limbs adapted to digging and swimming, and conspicuous duck-like bill

Size

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 1 species

Habitat

Rivers, lakes, and streams

Conservation status

Not threatened

Distribution

Eastern Australia, including Tasmania

Distribution

Eastern Australia, including Tasmania

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