duck-billed platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Title: Arcana, or, The museum of natural history : containing the most recent discovered objects : embellished with coloured plates, and corresponding descriptions : with extracts relating to animals, and remarks of celebrated travellers; combining a general survey of nature
Identifier: arcanaormuseumof00perr (find matches)
Year: 1811 (1810s)
Authors: George Perry, b. 1771; Thomas Lord Busby, engraver; Mathews, Gregory M. (Gregory Macalister Mathews), 1876-1949. "Perry's Arcana"--an overlooked work; George Weare Braikenridge, 1775-1856, former owner. DSI; Charles Wallace Richmond, 1868-1932, former owner. DSI
Subjects: Natural history
The platypus or duck-billed platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. It is one of the extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth.