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Eohupehsuchus brevicollis
2014-12-19 15:48:13

Scientists are calling it Eohupehsuchus brevicollis.

2013-11-13 23:02:49

Long time sun safety advocates Platypus Australia are doing their bit to help raise skin cancer awareness.

Obdurodon tharalkooschild
2013-11-05 03:26:12

The discovery of a lone tooth in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area of Queensland, Australia has led to the classification of a new, giant, now-extinct species of platypus known as the Obdurodon tharalkooschild.

2013-08-18 23:00:39

Babyworld, a popular online resource for UK parents, recently reviewed Platypus Australia’s 2013 summer range.

2013-08-04 23:00:59

Platypus Australia just showcased their latest range of kid’s bathing suits at the Miami Swim Show.

2013-05-19 23:00:40

On 6 May 2013, Platypus Australia observed ‘Melanoma Monday’ and began their mission of making May, the official Skin Cancer Awareness Month, known to families.

2013-04-28 23:01:44

Earlier this month Platypus Australia, the forerunners in sun safe children’s swimwear, received a glowing review on the mommy blog network Makobi Scribe.

2013-03-10 23:00:11

Once again, the industry leaders in sun safe & UV protective swimwear for children, Platypus Australia, have been commended for their great beachwear for kids.

2013-02-03 23:02:02

A global leader in children’s UV protective swimwear, Platypus Australia has just launched their 2013 Summer catalogue.

2013-01-18 23:04:31

Platypus Australia, a brand leader in combining sun safety with great value for children’s bathers and accessories, recently launched a trial of their UV protective swimwear packs to discerning


Latest Platypus Reference Libraries

Echidna, Tachyglossidae
2014-06-19 07:53:10

Tachyglossidae is a family that holds eight species of echidnas, also known as spiny anteaters, four of which are known only from fossils. The remaining four species, which include the platypus, can only be found in New Guinea and Australia. They prefer to reside in wooded areas and can be found under piles of vegetation, roots, and occasionally inside the burrows of other animals. This family is named after the "Mother of All Monsters" in Greek mythology, although the two do not resemble...

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2006-12-12 11:27:08

The platypus is a semi-aquatic endemic to eastern Australia and Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. It is the sole living representative of its family and genus, though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record. The unique appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed mammal baffled naturalists when it was first discovered, with some...

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Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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