Duck-billed Platypus Skull - This egg-laying Monotreme possess a duck-like bill, webbed feet and a large flattened tail. Native to Australia, this aquatic mammal eats a variety of small animals including crayfish, earth worms, frogs, and small fish. The platypus has a pair of venom producing spurs on its hind legs that serve as protection. These spurs can cause agonizing pain to humans and have been reported to kill dogs.
Skull Length: 11 cm (4.3 in)
Skeleton Length: 48.25 cm (19.0 in)
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Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)