What Is Platypus?

Now I’m reading about Platypus in Wikipedia.

What is Platypus, anyway?

The Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a semi-aquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. It is the sole living representative of its family (Ornithorhynchidae) and genus (Ornithorhynchus), though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record.

 

The Skeleton. 🙂

The Platypus has been used several times as a mascot: “Syd” the Platypus was one of the three mascots chosen for the Sydney 2000 Olympics along with an echidna and a kookaburra,”Expo Oz” the Platypus was the mascot for Expo ’88 which was held in Brisbane in 1988, and Hexley the Platypus is the mascot for Apple Computer’s BSD-based Darwin operating system, Mac OS X.

 

Nothing better to do. But it’s good for your knowledge. Peace.

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[tags]platypus, skeleton, ornithorhynchus anatinus, semi-aquatic mammal[/tags]
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