Taxon profile


Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Shaw, 1799)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Platypoda - monotremes »  family Ornithorhynchidae - platypuse

Scientific synonyms

Ornithorhynchus anatinus phoxinus Thomas, 1923
Ornithorhynchus anatinus triton Thomas, 1923
Ornithorhynchus brevirostris Ogilby, 1832
Ornithorhynchus crispus Macgillivray, 1827
Ornithorhynchus fuscus Péron, 1807
Ornithorhynchus laevis Macgillivray, 1827
Ornithorhynchus novaehollandiae Lacépède, 1800
Ornithorhynchus paradoxus Blumenbach, 1800
Ornithorhynchus rufus Péron, 1807
Platypus anatinus Shaw, 1799

Other names

= Duck-billed Platypus

IUCN category:Least Concern


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Related glossary terms

living fossil

Links and literature

EN ABRS (2009): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Shaw, 1799)]
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [40488]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Shaw, 1799)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Shaw, 1799)]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Shaw, 1799)]

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