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Accession number : 1998.X.28.3
Scientific Name : Ornithorhynchus anatinus
English Name : Platypus
French Name : Ornithorynque
Specimen Nature : mounted specimen
Age or Developmental Stage : adult
Sex : female
Locality Description : Australia
Date Collected : before 1981

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Photo 1
The platypus has a thick layer of waterproof hair all over the body except the webbed feet and the beak resembling that of a duck.

Credits : Musée de la nature et des sciences, Sherbrooke

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