Ornithorhynchus Blumenbach 1800 (platypus)

Mammalia - Monotremata - Ornithorhynchidae

Alternative spelling: Ornithorhyncus

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

See also Carroll 1988, Gray 1825, Lydekker 1894, Martin and Rauhut 2005 and Rich et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Monotrematum, Obdurodon, Steropodon, Teinolophos

Subtaxa: Ornithorhynchus anatinus

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Ecology: amphibious insectivore-herbivore


• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections)

• Pliocene of Australia (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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