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


  • 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.
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