Duckbill Platypus

By Jimiya Scott

Classifying the Platypus

Scientific Name: Ornithorhynchus anatinus



Scientific Classification for an Duckbill platypus:

Domain: Eukarya


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordate

Class: Mammalia

Order: Monotremata

Family: Ornithorhynchidae

Genus: Ornithorhynchus


Species: anatinus

  • A platypus can live up to 17 years in captivity

FACTS

  • Even though the platypus is a mammal they lay eggs they are one of the few mammals that does that.
  • The platypus does not have a stomach and does not need one to help break down food.
  • A platypus is about 15 inches long.
  • Platypuses lives is small area in the world.
  • Platypuses live in the eastern part of Australia.
  • Platypuses are carnivorous.
The Platypus
Probing Platypus Evolution

Bibliography

Bradford Alina Live Science Contribute 08/04/14

Gregory Myers Facts about the platypus