Is the duck-billed platypus the only mammal to lay eggs?



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    No. Duck-billed platypus are in the order Monotremata (called monotremes) and there are four other species of echidna. Echidnas also lay eggs. Monotremes are only found in Australia and New Guinea.

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    The Echidna, or spiny anteater, living in Guinea and Australia, these creatures are named for a Greek monster. These small mammals covered in spiny hairs lay one egg exactly 22 days after mating and stores it in a special ouch to incubate and develop. Ten days later, the egg hatches and the mother provides milk for about 50 days before the young are off on their own and mating begins again.

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