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Species profile—Ornithorhynchus anatinus (platypus)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Ornithorhynchidae (platypus) → Ornithorhynchus anatinus (platypus)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Ornithorhynchidae (platypus)
Scientific name
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Shaw, 1799)
Common name
platypus
Type reference
Shaw, G. (1799). Platypus anatinus. The Duck-billed Platypus. The Naturalist's Miscellany: containg accurate and elegant coloured figures of the most curious and beautiful productions in nature; with descriptions in Latin and English in the Linnaen manner. To which are added descriptions more at large and calclated for general information. Vol. 10 No. 118 London : F.P. Nodder & Co. 7 unnumbered pages of text pls 385-386.
WildNet taxon ID
836
Alternate name(s)
duck-billed platypus
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
SL
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
Yes
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Venomous

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=836

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
23 October 2019
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