What phylum is a duck billed platypus?

Answer The duck-billed platypus belongs to the Phylum Chordata. The scientific name of the platypus is Ornithorhynchus anatinus. Its bill can sense electrical currents produced by prey like frogs, mollusk... Read More »

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What does a duck billed platypus eat?

The common platypus probes the bottom of waterways with its sensitive bill for invertebrates such as worms, shrimp and shellfish. These amphibious mammals have also been known to eat beetles, drago... Read More »

What is the scientific name for the duck-billed platypus?

The duck-billed platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal native to Tasmania and the eastern mainland of Australia. The name platypus comes from the Greek words "platy... Read More »

What is the scientific name for the duck billed platypus?

The scientific name of the duckbill platypus, a mammal that lives in Australia, is Ornithorhynchus anatinus. The duckbill platypus is an odd creature, with a bill like that of a duck, webbed feet, ... Read More »

Is the duck-billed platypus extinct?

A duck-billed platypus is native to Australia. It is a monotreme, or a mammal that lays eggs in lieu of giving birth, which is very rare. The platypus is common in Australia, however, its habitat i... Read More »