Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)

State Museum Nature and Man

State Museum Nature and Man
Oldenburg, Germany

The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is the only species from the family of the Ornithorhynchidae. It can reach a size up to 60 cm. Its main characteristics are the birdlike bill as well as the webbed feet. It is living in the east of Australia, including Tasmania. It is mostly hunting insects, snails and crustacean.


  • Title: Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • Location: Oldenburg
  • Type: Preparation
  • Rights: Landesmuseum für Natur und Mensch Oldenburg

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