Physical Description

Morphology

Other Physical Features: endothermic ; bilateral symmetry

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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Perception Channels: tactile ; chemical

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Reproduction

Key Reproductive Features: gonochoric/gonochoristic/dioecious (sexes separate); sexual

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 3
Specimens with Sequences: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
Public Records: 3
Public Species: 1
Public BINs: 1
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Wikipedia

Ornithorhynchidae

The Ornithorhynchidae are one of the two extant families in the order Monotremata, and contains the platypus and its extinct relatives. The other family is the Tachyglossidae, or echidnas. Within Ornithorhynchidae are two genera, Obdurodon and Ornithorhynchus:

Another two genera, Steropodon and Teinolophos, may also belong to Ornithorhynchidae. However, they are both very ancient, and scientific literature seems to indicate they are closely related to, but not a part of, the Ornithorhynchids.

The extinct Ornithorhynchus maximus was once included in Ornithorhynchus, but has now been concluded to be from the echidna family as Zaglossus robustus.[citation needed]

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