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2013-11-13 23:02:49

Long time sun safety advocates Platypus Australia are doing their bit to help raise skin cancer awareness. The children’s UV swimwear company is actively telling others about the “I Am Sun Smart: Spread the Word” campaign which encourages education about cancer prevention amongst teenagers. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 The forerunners in teen UV swimwear are doing what they can to help raise awareness for skin cancer as summer quickly approaches the southern hemisphere....

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. The new species in the duck-billed, egg-laying mammal’s family is detailed in the latest edition of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, and while the precise age of the fossil has not been yet been determined, it...

2013-08-18 23:00:39

Babyworld, a popular online resource for UK parents, recently reviewed Platypus Australia’s 2013 summer range. Members have since given 5-star recommendations of the UV-protective infant swimsuits and children’s beachwear. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Having an excellent reputation amongst parents around the globe for their sun safe swimwear line for children, Platypus Australia just received more accolades for their 2013 summer collection. Babyworld, a helpful online resource...

2013-08-04 23:00:59

Platypus Australia just showcased their latest range of kid’s bathing suits at the Miami Swim Show. Their colourful and hip pieces were modelled down the exhibition’s fashion runway and the Aussie company was also mentioned in ‘The Swim Journal’ magazine. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 The popular USA trade exhibition Swim Show was held last week from July 20 to 23, 2013. Amongst the exhibitors was renowned children’s swimwear company Platypus Australia. The show enabled...

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. The children´s sun protection swimwear company urges parents to learn how to protect their kids from the ill effects of prolonged sun exposure. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 May is officially known as Skin Cancer Awareness Month in the USA. Although located down under, Platypus Australia, the country's forerunner...

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. The fashionable UV protective beachwear for kids trial pack impressed the main mommy blogger who praised its quality, comfort and trendy design. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 On 11 April 2013, Platypus Australia´s fashionable UV protective beachwear for kids was highly praised at the popular blog network for parents,...

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. The sun-shielding designs, quality and comfort of their bathers and accessories, for both little boys and girls, have been positively reviewed at the online community Familycapers.com.au. (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 Just recently, the leading company for infant, toddler and children´s swimwear Platypus Australia were given 4-Star...

2013-02-03 23:02:02

A global leader in children´s UV protective swimwear, Platypus Australia has just launched their 2013 Summer catalogue. With pages full of vibrant photographs, the new collection showcases the latest kid´s fashion trends by using colour blocking, pattern intermixing, and vintage inspiration. (PRWEB) February 04, 2013 Platypus Australia, one of the world´s foremost providers of children´s UV protective swimwear, has just launched their long awaited Summer 2013 range. The...

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 mums on Kidspot.com.au. The trial ended with high praise for Platypus Australia´s design, quality and comfort on the Mums Say discussion board. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) January 19, 2013 Earlier in November, Platypus Australia commenced a trial of their children´s UV protective...

Western Long-beaked Echidna
2013-01-03 05:48:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team, led by the Smithsonian Institution, has found evidence that the western long-beaked echidna, one of the world's five egg-laying mammal species thought to have become extinct thousands of years ago, survived far longer than previously thought. The findings of this study, published in a recent issue of Zookeys, suggest they may well still exist in parts of Australia today. The western long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus...


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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...

42_f294be1ec1fa65e8319af46dc77bf24b
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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