Ornithorhynchus anatinus

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Synonyms for Ornithorhynchus anatinus

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

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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.
The platypus, with the scientific name Ornithorhynchus anatinus, is a cute and furry mammal that has a beak and lays eggs.
Isolation of Mucor corcinelloides from a case of ulcerative mycosis of platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), and a comparison of the response of Mucor circinelloides and Mucor amphibiorum to different culture temperatures.
Naturalists thought the first dried specimen (reaching England in 1799) was a hoax yet this 'highly interesting novelty' would take another 90 years to decide on its classification and nomenclature beginning with the popular forms of duck-bill mole and water-mole to Blumenbach's Ornithorhynchus paradoxus (1798, 1800) to George Shaw's Platypus anatinus (flat footed duck bill, 1799) before finally settling on Ornithorhynchus anatinus (bird-like snout) as the name platypus had previously been used in 1793.