Is a platypus a monatreme?



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    Yes, a platypus (like an echidna) is a monotreme, mainly because it lays eggs even though it’s a mammal, among other criteria. For more info check the link.

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    A platypus is a monatreme. Monatremes are defined as being very rare animals that are considered to be mammals, but that lay eggs, like a reptile. Like mammals they produce milk with which to feed their young. There are only two animals in this group, one being the platypus, and the other the echidna. The platypus has some bones that are like a reptile’s, and it lays eggs like one, but it’s considered a mammal. Monatremes live in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea, but are mostly in Australia. 

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