What Does a Platypus Look like?


A platypus is covered with 3 layers of chunky brown fur. It also has webbed feet, a bill and a tail like a beaver's. A platypus is a mammal; however, the females lay eggs and feed their young with milk.
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Duck-Billed Platypus
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Monotremata Family: Ornithorhynchidae Genus: Ornithorhynchus Species: Ornithorhynchus anatinus
The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), with its duck bill and webbed feet, is a unique Australian animal. It and the two species of echidna are the only monotremes or egg-laying mammals to be found on earth. The marsupials (mammals with pouches... More »
A platypus is a small animal with dark brown fur. They have webbed feet, a flat tail, and claws that they use for digging. A platypus' most distinct feature, however, is its flat, duck-like bill.
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