Working on a project in the Dendenong Ranges monitoring platypus population levels. Fount this guy (the oldest known male platypus in Australia) and a few others.
It was among rocks next to a creek in outer suburbia.
walking across road
SRA Sitecode 67282
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...