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Video - "Probing Platypus Evolution": National Geographic researchers are trying to collect DNA samples from these odd duck-billed, egg-laying mammals to determine whether there are separate subspecies.

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from ScienceDaily

Platypus Genome Explains Animal's Peculiar Features; Holds Clues To Evolution Of Mammals

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from ViralNova.com

I Didn't Think Photos Could Kill Me... But These 28 Just Proved Me Wrong. You'll See What I Mean.

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Platypus venom: Although powerful enough to kill smaller animals, the venom is not lethal to humans. However, it produces excruciating pain which may be intense enough to incapacitate the victim. The pain develops into a long-lasting hyperalgesia that can persist for months+ and does not respond to morphine. And the venom comes from "spurs" on the back feet!

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from Etsy

Anteater, Platypus Vintage 1984 Animals Book Plate

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from the Guardian

Carnivorous giant platypus with sharp teeth once roamed Australia

An artist's impression of the extinct platypus, which was one metre long and lived up to 15m years ago. Inset: scientists found the tooth em...

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