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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Duck-billed Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 1, 2013

Description

Several families of wild Platypus live at the Tarzali Aquaculture Center. Because they are well protected here and relatively used to people, they are more often seen during the day than at other known locations. We camped on the grounds and a few individuals swimming in the morning light.

Photos / Sounds

Platypus

What

Duck-billed Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Observer

kokhuitan

Date

December 24, 2013 08:40 AM SGT

Description

Cairns and Tablelands 23Dec13
From KH
Peterson Creek
Platypus

Photos / Sounds

Echidna

What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

kokhuitan

Date

December 22, 2012 04:21 AM SGT

Description

Tasmania 19-25Dec12
From KH

22 Dec

Today we made our way to Deloraine via Great Lake.

Echidna

Photos / Sounds

Echidna

What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

kokhuitan

Date

December 14, 2008 09:21 PM SGT

Description

Adelaide 13-16Dec08. Tan KH. Short-nosed echidna

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

oggioniale

Date

February 13, 2014 05:29 PM CET

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Duck-billed Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Observer

h_e_day

Date

January 17, 2015 07:57 AM AEST

Description

A platypus swimming in Broken River, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

paulaboer

Date

February 17, 2014

Description

spiney anteater, monotreme

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Duck-billed Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Observer

kikid

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

Very hard to photograph this Australian icon in the wild, since the platypus spends only small amounts of time on the water surface.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Duck-billed Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Observer

rushecology

Date

May 16, 2015 02:00 PM AEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

tbrooks

Date

November 24, 2014 07:42 AM CET

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Duck-billed Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Observer

kucycads

Date

January 28, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

rushecology

Date

February 6, 2015 11:00 AM AEDT

Description

Crossing road.

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Description from Wikipedia

Monotremes (from the Greek μονός monos "single" + τρῆμα trema "hole", referring to the cloaca) are mammals that lay eggs (Prototheria) instead of giving birth to live young like marsupials (Metatheria) and placental mammals (Eutheria). The only surviving examples of monotremes are all indigenous to Australia and New Guinea, although there is evidence that they were once more widespread. Among living mammals they include the platypus and four species of echidnas (or spiny anteaters); there is...

No range data available.