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Synonyms for platypus

small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet

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But to claim solely on the basis of the present difficulty concerning non-ostensive acquisition that there is a special law of nature in virtue of which representing platypuses causes tokenings of PLATYPUS is outrageously ad hoc.
Ritvo's book, on the classification of plants and animals in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain, is such a work: note the real and imaginary objects in the tide, The Platypus and the Mermaid; and consider the intimation in the subtitle, And Other Figments of the Classifying Imagination.
Both the platypus and aardvark exchanges continue around the circle in the directions they were started; the faster they go the more fun it is.
A newly hatched platypus does have a small "scar" where the sac was attached.
Reallymet lets users share real life moments with real life friends, and mimics the social interactions they have offline with a fun online game component," said Jungwon Hahn, founder and CEO of Platypus Network.
The new platypus species, named Obdurodon tharalkooschild, is based on a single tooth from the famous Riversleigh World Heritage Area of northwest Queensland.
But, 18-year-old Cameron Blaseotto got the shock of his life when he saw a female platypus in his car's engine
The battle of Actium in 31 BC resulted in the rear its young in a pouch - kangaroo, defeat of the forces of which famous opossum, koala, platypus, wombat?
HELKSINKI: As Nokia prepares for a crucial push to resuscitate its smartphone business, it's calling in some heavyweights from across the Atlantic: Batman, Lady Gaga, and Perry the Platypus.
GIRLS' bucket hat, above, from the Cartwheel Range for Girls at Platypus Australia, pounds 16.
Dana said the site, known as Platypus, was the first of its three well-digging programme in the UK Southern North Sea.
Cathcart put philosophy and jokes together in a book called "Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar .
Reviewing the images of the jaw's structure, Rich and collaborators saw the groove and realized they held what remained of a duck-billed platypus out of place in the age of dinosaurs.
7 inches) long, Castorocauda was about the size of a platypus.
You might not choose to swim with great white sharks off the South African coast, visit an active volcano in Ecuador, cope with huge bugs in the Congo, stalk a platypus (did you know the males are venomous?