Family Ornithorhynchidae Gray 1825 (platypus)

Mammalia - Monotremata - Ornithorhynchidae

Parent taxon: Monotremata according to T. Rowe et al. 2008

See also Archer et al. 1985, Archer et al. 1992, Bonaparte 1850, Carroll 1988, Cope 1889, Flower 1883, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Gelfo et al. 2007, Gill 1872, Griffiths et al. 1991, Lydekker 1894, Nowak 1991, Pascual et al. 2002, Rich et al. 2005 and Woodburne and Tedford 1975

Sister taxa: Agathodonta, Cacodonta, Kollikodontidae, Kryoryctes, Platypoda, Spondilocoelia, Steropodontidae, Tachyglossa, Tachyglossidae

Subtaxa: Monotrematum Obdurodon Ornithorhynchus Steropodon Teinolophos

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections)

• Pliocene of Australia (2)

• Miocene of Australia (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (3)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1)

• Cretaceous of Australia (2)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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