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I'm going to post a platypus in this thread every day until all of /an/ wants to snuggle a puggle.

This is like the third time that I know I posted but it didn't go through or something and the thread got archived. >>>3458488 previous.
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>>3501454
Phineas and Ferb really got me into platypuses
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>>3502972
Saved for my platypuses in hats folder.

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What do you do for living OP? Hope its a platypus related job owo
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>>3504593
>I hope your job is platypus related.

Sadly it's not.

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>>3501454
Is is true that they are poisonous?
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>>3501454
Help guys, ive been stung by ai platepuss pleas oi cunt wat e shit ar ya lookin at maite, get e fuck awai cunt
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>>3505770

The males have venomous spurs on their hindlegs, I'm not sure if they are poisonous, I don't like the idea of someone eating one, so I hope they are very poisonous.
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>>3505828
Quick rinse it off with some VB and put some vegemite with sprinkles on it before it swells up and gets infected. What were you doing to make it angry?

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>>3503141
I like P&P but, they really undersold how delightful and cute platypuses are.

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>>3508698
No, just no.

No snue snue the platypus.
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If I was in a fight to the death and the only weapon I had available was the venomous spurs of a nearby dead platypus, could I pick them up to defend myself?
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>>3509999
checked, I'll take that as a no.
But do you mean NO DON'T DO IT or NO THEY DON'T have delicious slimy finger-sized vaginas?
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>>3510020
Cloaca not vagina. They have a hole like birds and lizards do. So no. Also the females are smaller than a house cat. So even more no. Once again I must reiterate. No snue snue the duck puppy.

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>>3510292
I will promise to want a platypus if you will have sex with me
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>>3510305

GET OUT OF HERE HOOT-NIGGER
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>>3510008

Yes (tentatively), the spurs seem to work like mammal tear ducts: the fluid is produced and builds up in a reservoir under the skin, if the platy died with his venom reservoir full, then yes.
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I'm gonna give credit to this lad for posting this thread every day
Last time i went in here was 2018 and he was posting it.
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>>3510531
He's only missed a few weeks total IIRC for reasons out of his control.
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>>3510547
In my defense the last time I was taking my dad on a fishing trip in the gulf of Mexico and the boat was supposed to have internet. But it was busted. The time before that was a business trip and the hotel blocked 4chan all together. Didn't think I would need the international data plan. My bad. Won't let it happen again.

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>>3511772
Daily reminder that I will want a platypus if you will have sex with me. Gay sex.
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>>3511780
Gay owls? I have several questions about this.

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Is it possible to domesticate any marsupials? The most successful instances I've seen are possums and 'roos. I often wonder what domesticated platypuses would be like.
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>>3512639
well it has to be gay since you're male, platypus reminding anon
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>>3512727
Look up Healesville sanctuary's platyusary. I'll give you a hint. Platypuses are naturally delightful.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DIRw1s82zcPY&ved=2ahUKEwiau9y0uP_rAhXOup4KHQJ2DNQQwqsBMAB6BAgDEAM&usg=AOvVaw35ZC8AXCxdFcMpAcY-RHEF
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grug think. Grug want to eat platty.
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i will hug the marsouping of pooping
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>>3512945

Grug get big bonk if grug eat duck puppy.
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Can't get a platypus because Australian laws prevent you from exporting platypussies.
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>>3512854
That's so sweet!
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How come platy's didnt speciate? One would think there shluld have been a dozen different species of them at this point.
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>>3513307
Monotremes as a group did to an extent, but platypuses habitat is extremely specific. It kind of pidgin holed them evolution wise.

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>>3513162
platty looks like duck and beaver did ooga booga and had a baby. Duck=Tasty. Beaver=also tasty. Platty must be very tasty.
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>>3514008
Damn that sucks, imagine all the cool platys that could have existed.
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>>3514744
There used to be "giant" platypuses, but the ecosystem couldn't support them anymore.

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Save
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>>3514917
Australian mega fauna is so cool, Its a shame the continent drifted to such an inhospitable latitude.
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>>3515851
Thanks.

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>>3514191
I am once again going to reiterate. No eating/snue snue the duck puppy.

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Page 9 reeeee.
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>>3517187

when u soft, but some threatens to do nasties to a platy fren
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no smush duck-puppy when he waddle across road, slow down, no, smush.
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>>3518869
I just want one to platonicly cuddle and be friends with. Is that really too much to ask?

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>>3504593
Yes it is, thankfully owo
I work at a hammer factory
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>>3519326

Don't let the horrible owl aficionados and disgruntled cute animal fans get you down /platyanon.

They know not the silly PLOP of a platy, they know nothing of their delightful perambulation and most importantly: they know not that mommy platy tucks her babypuss into a nest of bills and comfy moss. . . .and cuddles the warm pile of moss, bills and platy bits.
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>>3519329
Wait what. How does a hammer factory involve platypuses?

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>>3505840
Their venom is VERY strong, though I think it is seasonal. It'll fuck you up good if they sting you.
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>>3514917
Imagine platypi the size of river otters. With MALLARD colors because why not.
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Where the hell did platypuses come from if marsupials migrated into australia through antartica? Had marsupials never left, do you think australia would have been home to giant monotremes?
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>>3520914
One can only imagine anon. I for one would welcome our giant platypus overlords with open arms.

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>>3512727
Plats are monotremes like echidnas not marsupials.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotreme
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>>3520714
Platypuses can actually get a kind of colored greenish tint on them in the right light. Also the Tasmanian platypuses are almost twice as big as the ones in Australia.

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>>3521338
As any sane reasonable person does except not occasionally.

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>>3519701
God it's cute.

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Is it legal to breed these in the US?
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>>3513201
Pro tip. The juveniles get washed down stream early in monsoon season. (If you're in a monsoon no one will think you are gathering platypuses.)

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>>3502772
Is it even legal to have them as pets?
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>>3525302
Anything is legal until you get caught.

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>>3526431
this is your daily reminder that I will try to want a platypus if you will have sex with me.
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>>3525292
As far as I'm aware yes.

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Aussie here these fuckers aren't that friendly.
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>>3527624
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>>3527750
While there is evidence that the males will defend themselves if fucked with wrong. All evidence points to them actually being shy but sociable if approached tactfully. The ones that are used to seeing people seem almost completely indifferent to people as long as they don't violate the nap.

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>>3529051
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>>3529804
Dude thank you for the bump, but how and why? 1. I'm not in to that sorry but I'm not.
2. How would that even be logistically possible?
Not trying to demoralize you but no.

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>>3529804

Don't enable him. Actually it's probably a girl.
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>>3530256
and this is your daily reminder that I will want a platypus if you have secs with me
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>>3531320

I don't care about what disgusting things you do with people, touch a platy and I will find you and insert a venomous spur into you at extremely high speed.
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>>3531509
This. No hurt the duck puppy. I can fend for myself. Now who was threatening a platypus again?

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>>3532096

I can't get over how cute they are. They must have the softest coat.
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>>3533480

Go back to your lame general that nobody posts in Owl dweeb.
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In middle school, (over 15 years ago, jeez) My friend had a dream about Johnny Depp owning a platypus ranch.
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>>3533164
They actually do. Its denser than a poler bears or an otters.

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>>3533563
Why do they look so good in hats? The longer I do this thread the more I want to put hats on platypuses.

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>>3533565
Sounds like a solid pitch meeting in the making. They could be raising them for their pharmaceutical value. Their milk and venom are both extremely valuable to big pharma.

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>>3526443
Seriously what is your malfunction? You like the but stuff. Good job. Not here to judge. You do you. I'm just a guy who wants a platypus.

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Quick reminder that these animals are awful.
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Look at these chickpuppies
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>>3538073
i dont think those owls and eagles live in straya
also behold
https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2019/11/fight-to-the-death-image-of-platypus-and-rakali-stoush-shocks-and-surprises/
note this is a smaller nonvenomous female
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>>3538104

>the rakali pursued the platypus, which was doing its best to escape the situation. But the rakali had started a fight it couldn’t quite finish.

Platy did nothing wrong (as usual)

Australia has TERRIFYING owls, owls that bark, and eagles mad enough to take out drones. Also the Tawny Frogmouth, which is essentially a flying beak or the exact median between 'owl' and 'hawk'.
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>>3538134
Ah, I just meant I think the owl and eagle depicted are the little owl and bald eagle, which I don't think to be native strayans.
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>>3510305
Kys
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>>3512639
What do gay owls have to do with anything?
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>>3538343
Honestly I have no idea. "Owl gang" posts just started popping up a couple of months ago. Who ever is posting doesn't seem to actually be that bad. I think the have sex with me person is actually completely unrelated. Also no idea what theirproblem is. I'm just a guy who loves and wants a duck puppy.

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>>3539162

Can I want two duck puppies?
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>>3539166
Yes. Just not boy platypuses in the same enclosure. They will fight and one will eventually kill the other. You can have more than one female in the same platypusary they will normally become friends.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=-L5Y1yt0L9U

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>>3540912

Thank you. I want to do everything I can to ensure my platys have a good quality of life.
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these threads have outlasted my last relationship. I now want a platypus.
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>>3541833
I'm sorry to hear about your relationship, but you are making the right decision in wanting a platypus.

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Do they make good attack goats?
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Did you know that they have ears, they are just really really small, they look a bit like teddybear ears, also they snap shut when they go underwater, like Lamborghini headlights.
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>>354320
Would they mind being kept in a cumbox under my bed?
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>>3504588

>anon wtf is platypuses in hats
mom its not what it looks like
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>>3543207
They close their eyes, ears and, nostrils when they dive.

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>>3543207
How can anyone hate on that duck puppy?

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How long have you been doing this, based puggle poster.
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>>3546688
May of 2017 by the looks of it.
https://desuarchive.org/an/search/text/reminder%20want%20platypus/order/asc/
I'm not him btw.
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>>3546899
ye, I rember getting into social media and setting some profile pics as the platypus the aussie is holding
it's been so long so quick...
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I wanna snuggle a puggle
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>>3546899
It was right after the mods banned Sakura fish. I had been doing platypus themed threads for a while, but Sakura fish was a piece of change culture I didn't want to see lost. I thought shit posting duck beavers might be able to get away with keeping up the tradition. Plus I unironically do actually want one.

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>>3546688
dont give him attentnion you motherfucker
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>>3518346
Awww... ok, I’m sold.
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>>3547983
They are cute aren't they?

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I know someone who cuddled a puggle, they said it was the softest, fluffiest animal they ever cuddled.
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>>3550057
They are known for their extremely soft fur.

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>>3550810
Aaaahhhh why didn't my pic post?

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>>3550810

When I said "hey X didn't you see the plats at Y lastyear", her eyes lit up, I think you caught one in the wild platyanon, she didn't even need to see your thread.
I don't normally do cute, but yeah I have to admit they are very cute.
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>>3547934
I'll give platypuses as much attention as I can.

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>>3552550
Into the folder it goes. Thank you for this.

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>>3551784
>they are cute.

Welcome to the great wantening.

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op is a faggot
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>>3554731
You could probably start a thread where people put hats on their favorite animal. I think it would be a good time.

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Thank goodness there are no spooky skelingtons on this thread.

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>>3556888
Happy Halloween Play Anon! Thank you for the daily reminders!

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>>3501454
>rave music intensifies
https://www.sciencealert.com/the-australian-platypus-is-the-latest-mammal-discovered-with-fluorescent-fur

https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/mamm/ahead-of-print/article-10.1515-mammalia-2020-0027/article-10.1515-mammalia-2020-0027.xml
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>>3556900
AAAAhhhh noooo not a skelypus.

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>>3547456
Good good. As it should be.

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to think that at one point in the world we had multiple platypus types of animals.
The platypus we have left may have been truly greatest of of all it's kind, I can't help but wonder what other cute puggles that could have been snuggled.
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>>3559613
Well there was giant platypuses at one time.

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>>3561094

When everyone has a puggle to snuggle can we Jurassic Park the tubbypuss? There must be a platy nail caught in a piece of amber or something.
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>>3561292
I would in a heartbeat if I could.

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>>3561958
Does anyone else love how squishy and cuddly they are? Because I sure do.

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>>3561958
that is one flat plat
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>>3563630
When they relax they turn into flatypuses.

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If their is a god, then the platypuss would be proof of it, as such a perfect creature would not exist otherwise.
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>>3564683
I mean they did out survive the T-rex.

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>>3564585

When they swim do they become splashypuses?
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>>3564585
Majestic
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>>3566116
Yes they are.

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>>3566056
Sometimes. Especially when they are young.

https://www.newsflare.com/video/337085/australia-platypus-performs-high-dive-perfect-splash

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how strongly can a platypuses bond to someone, I know marsupials tend to have primitive brains and such so Imagine they don't "care" as much as more advanced animals, but aren't platypuses even more primitive?
Despite they always seem pretty happy and playful.
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>>3568889

>could he be my splashy-water-kitty

No.

>could I tickle his tummy and hand feed him?

Yes.

Food has such a strong basel response that almost any animal can be 'tamed' to some extent. Quickly making them lose fear of you (which may not be a good thing)
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Isn't their venom so strong that it's effect can't even be subdued without lethal doses of morphine? Legitimately terrifying
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>>3568928
but will it be my


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>>3568889
Yami and mrs Thomas seem to have a pretty good relationship.
>>3569731
Yes. Yes it will.

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>>3572126
Yet again saved to my platypuses in hats folder. The one folder on my drive that is every bit as wholesome ans sfw as it sounds.

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>>3568960
It's not that it's strong per say it's just really different and persistent. There are no known cases of anyone dying from a platypus sting. It is said to be very painful. Even if you're a big guy.

That being said David Fleay befriended several male platypus and one of the most popular shows at his park was him playing tug of war with them.

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>>3576766

>David Fleay befriended several male platypus and one of the most popular shows at his park was him playing tug of war with them.

We need to find a clip of that, platyanon. I have a vauge memory of something like this, a black and white clip played during a mid 20's nature documentary, IMDB lists Attenborough's "natural curiosities" and a stand alone doc made by the ABC. Both would fit the timing of my hunch.
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>>3576883

2000's not '20's'. Sorry platyfrens.
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>>3576883
I can't yet find it, but I will. Here's a couple of his old vids until I can find it. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4WXr_wIJz4Q
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PqXdqhFnjTY

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>>3578173
Neet, yet I am somehow unsurprised.

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>>3579357

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>>3580448
Sounds fun, but it's probably a no go. Extremely loud noises and electrical fields can actually startle a platypus to death. Maybe if the platypusary was sound proof, but then it wouldn't really be a platypus disco would it?

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>>3580625

Oh no. No. Let's not do that so. I'll just stick to making them paddle after a toy yabbie on a string.
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>>3580618
Somewhat like a fox.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EMiPAmo2nZk lwant this guy's job.

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>>3581210
Tradition is an old school "dish mop".

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>>3576885
I forgive you. Typos happen. Just want and love platypuses and it will be fine.

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>>3585426
Platyhat anon you are awesome.

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Almost turkey day.

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platypus aren’t real. they are made from stuffed parts of other animals similar to fiji mermaids and das wolpertinger.
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>>3585947
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>>3587199
Even in lock down I would still go the store just to get him more tomatoes.

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Oh noes it's friday.

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>>3591150
do they moult?
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>>3591152

I've heard that their hair is unlike mammal hair, it grows out in little tufts from a single pore, we know they can grow hair like humans, cats, dogs etc, since their sister-species the echidna have large spiny hairs with a finer layer of insulating, very mammalian hair.
Perhaps the plat's unusual hair-plug arrangement creates an electronic neutral- barrier from their skin, which may interfere with their electronically sensitive bill tissue.

They really are the world's most interesting animal.
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>>3591523
It's extremely water proof. It evolved to trap a layer of air next to their skin.

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>>3587180
English history museum please.

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>>3593889
They didn't believe that the platypus was real and tried to pull it's bill off.

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>>3501454
I HATE IT I HATE IT I FUCKING HATE IT
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>>3596670
I don't believe you.

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>>3596670
In fact I plan on reminding you to want one every day.

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>>3597938

His soft, bushy tail and tubby tummy folds.
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You’re a true blue hero platanon
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>>3599918
I cannot honestly understand people who don't want to cudde them. Like how could you not?

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>>3599939
I'm just a anon who really wants a platypus.

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>>3601975
why would i settle for this weird ass hybrid when i could get either a duck or an otter. sell me on this
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>>3602041
Well for starters.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=4UnMHy84DEg

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>>3603838
That's odd. My picture didn't upload.
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Yeah, they look cute and all but it is an aussie animal, they always have some horrible and/or dangerous thing that will kill you in a painful manner
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Bavi
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HELLO
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>>3604852
The females are actually completely harmless and slightly more sociable than the males.

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>>3604899

Platys that really really like ants turned into the echidna
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>>3605806
And termites. Echidna's love termites. They are my second favorite kind of monotreme.

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>>3604897
>That platypus must have eaten a lot of crawfish. Because he looks stuffed.

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I mean if you don't want the cost and responsibilities of at real one there are some very lifelike alternatives.

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>>3608288

Why would they cover his ducky puppy face?
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>>3611124
It's the best part. I should have checked my platypic folder more closely before picking that one. My bad anon.

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>>3516057
It wasn't the drift, Abbos literally slash-and-burn hunted untill the whole place was reduced to desert.
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>>3578173
Platypus raves must be quite a sight.
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>>3613579
Luckily platypuses live and forage in the one place abbo's can't slash or burn. And digging out a burrow takes too much work. They are almost abbo proof.

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>>3613589
Probably not. Platypuses are not particularly fond of bright flashing lights or loud music or loud noises in general. Their social higherarchy while surprisingly complex involved a lot of how shall we say "social distancing". They will actually share territory with up to dozens of other platypuses and as many as 8 or more nesting burrows with other platypuses offer a foraging rage stretching up to several miles. Just almost never at the same time. Only the females will ever "socialize" without fighting. Two males can never occupy the same place at the same time peacefully. Too much chadapus in one place.

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>>3615023

They also "find" . . . "abandoned" river burrows of rodents and the marsupial equalivent of rodents, mostly by annoying the occupants into abandoning their burrow, probably by continuously scaring them as they exit, but I like to imagine anti-social platy behavior like thumping their flat tails on the roof and keeping the poor critters up all night!
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>>3615283
Apparently they also have taken to commandeering rabbit burrows along the river banks.

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>>3616306

I wonder if you could build a burrow for them?
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>>3616933
Yes, but most platypusaries use wood tunnels and fresh hay.

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>>3617158

They have beautiful eyes, most little animals have dull, beady eyes.
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>>3617351
I always thought that too. Even though they have dark eyes. You can see where they are looking and if they are paying attention. Kind of like dogs and horses.

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>>3604899
It's strange that I always thought of new Zealand to be more like Australia's Canada. Does that make Papua New Guinea it's Mexico?

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>>3611122
>white hands
gross
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>>3621054
shut up fauna
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>>3621844
It's actually pretty depressing to think about what amazing species they brushfire'ed into extinction just because they were too lazy and stupid to evolve into anything beyond the most basic stone age. Thank God swimming takes effort so platypuses survived.

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>>3621054
>Take it to one of the other boards with that "hand" fetish crap.

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Merry Christmas /an/ and a happy festivis to the rest of you'is.

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>>3624498
I don't suppose anyone got any platypus swag for Christmas?

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I think Oceania tops South America and Africa in fauna wackiness.
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>>3625744
Was God shitposting when he created Australia?
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I live in weat coast candada. What can I do to support the platypus?
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>>3626276
Cut the soda rings so they don't get caught.
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>>3625744
No one was shit posting until they decided that the fauna were people.
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>>3626316
Why would I care about catching soda rings when I want a platypus?

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New Felix Colgrave short blessed us with a Platypus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhVehcHwOB8
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>>3627466

Didn't click, don't care. Felix Colgrave can be a disgusting kike somewhere else.
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>>3627466
>Burbles in gonsern.

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They try to steal my bait when i fish for trout so now i just flyfish for them. They are complete mongrels.
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>>3628599

High speed waddle towards the direction of yabbies
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>>3628661

A couple of platy-generals back some anon said they "growl" at fly fishers and intentionally spook the fish, so your platy related woes may only be coming to a middle dear anon :(
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>>3629735
They dont growl or spook fish intentionally but they will swim around you and study what you are doing though. (Which in turn, spooks the trout).
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>>3628661
I hope this is bait. No one would actually try and hook a platypus to catch one would they? Their bill is super sensitive it would be incredibly painful. For them and they aren't big guys.

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>>3630030
I meant now i only fly fish for trout and not use bait.
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>>3630051
Thank goodness. Opera House nets are bad enough without someone fishing for puggles.

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Glad to see you're still going.
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>>3631446
>This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.
I only fly fish for trout now for a reason.
Ever been tagged by a male?
Didn't think so.
And you want one as a pet.
You know fuck all mate.
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>>3631775

People like you need these daily reminders the most. You should want a platypus.
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>>3631776
>People like you need these daily reminders the most. You should want a platypus.
You're an idiot.
Like every other native animal it shoul be left alone.
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>>3631776
Maybe you should be spurred. (You) deserve it.
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>>3631776
There is a place in northern NSW called Guyra in between Armidale and Glen Innes. Turn off the New England highway and head to the golf course. The road will be Baldersliegh road. Follow that road. You will pass a crossing called Baldersliegh and you will see Laura creek running on the right side. The road eventually turns to dirt and you'll see the rural fire fighters shed on the left. turn left on that road and 300-400 metres or so you'll come to a coarseway. Walk either left or right up or down Laura creek and they are everywhere. Feel free to catch one as a pet. I hope its a male.
Good luck op you faggot.
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Fuck Australia for not allowing any of their native species to be exported to other zoos. I just want to see a platypus IRL without having to fly across the world.
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I'm not OP, but I want one, and I hope you can want a platypus someday too.
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>>3631801
There is a reason anon.
So you can fork out all that money to come here on a holiday.
Im more than sure you have kangaroos in your zoo, but they are true dickhead animals.
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>>3631805
>but I want one
Just dont turn that into "i'm getting one".
You get caught, you'll get fucked right up the arse.
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>>3531309
>implying
there are no girls on the internet newfag, learn the rules
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>>3630030
platyanon, this is a cat in platymask. I feel cheated.
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>>3631801
San Diego has two on display as of last year. It was an absolute PITA to get them to share though.

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>>3632681

They are so squishy and cute though, look at that tubbypuss.
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Just checkin' in to see if you are still making this thread.
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>>3632681
Happy new year platy anon
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>>3633593
And to you anon. Here's to hoping 2021 is a better year for everyone. Especially platypuses who's habitat dwindled last year from drought and fire. I know things are tight right now, but strata's conservation societies could really use any help they could get right now.

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>>3633858

It sounds like a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon, walking creeks and rivers, looking for trash or damaged fyke netting. And you will help platys in a very real way.
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>>3634812
It really does.

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>>3631814
Kangaroos were exported out of Australia before the restrictions. As far as I know there haven't been any new exports in the last two or three decades, so all the kangaroos and wallabies in America and Europe and where else are all descended from the same stock.
And then some other Australian animals like bearded dragons were smuggled out of the country before security became super strict.
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That's good to hear. Hopefully it's a male and female so they could breed them.
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According to the news it is a boy and girl pair. https://www.kpbs.org/news/2019/nov/22/platypus-display-san-diego/.

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>>3633524
That is a very cute platyplushie.

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>>3641637
They are also very tiny. Like jellybeans.

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>>3596670
KUYASHII
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the eggs are hard or soft?
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Supposedly they are actually pretty soft. Oneof the reasons the mother platypus keeps them tucked under her tail is so that they don't dry out.

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>>3505828
stupid upside down cunts deserve to be stung
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Often considered the world's oddest mammal, Australia's beaver-like, duck-billed platypus exhibits an array of bizarre characteristics: it lays eggs instead of giving birth to live babies, sweats milk, has venomous spurs and is even equipped with 10 sex chromosomes. Now, an international team of researchers led by University of Copenhagen has conducted a unique mapping of the platypus genome and found answers regarding the origins of a few of its stranger features.

It lays eggs, but nurses, it is toothless, has a venomous spur, has webbed feet, fur that glows and has 10 sex chromosomes. Ever since Europeans discovered the platypus in Australia during the late 1700's, the quirky, duck-billed, semiaquatic creature has baffled scientific researchers.
Modern day researchers are still trying to understand how the platypus -- often considered to be the world's oddest mammal -- got to be so unique. Their understandings have now advanced, to a great degree. For the first time, an international team of researchers, led by University of Copenhagen biologists, has mapped a complete platypus genome. The study is published in Nature.


"The complete genome has provided us with the answers to how a few of the platypus' bizarre features emerged. At the same time, decoding the genome for platypus is important for improving our understanding of how other mammals evolved -- including us humans. It holds the key as to why we and other eutheria mammals evolved to become animals that give birth to live young instead of egg-laying animals," explains Professor Guojie Zhang of the Department of Biology.
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/01/how-earths-oddest-mammal-got-to-be-so.html
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The platypus belongs to an ancient group of mammals -- monotremes -- which existed millions of years prior to the emergence of any modern-day mammal.


"Indeed, the platypus belongs to the Mammalia class. But genetically, it is a mixture of mammals, birds and reptiles. It has preserved many of its ancestors' original features -- which probably contribute to its success in adapting to the environment they live in," says Professor Zhang.


Lays eggs, sweats milk and has no teeth


One of the platypus' most unusual characteristics is that, while it lays eggs, it also has mammary glands used to feed its babies, not through nipples, but by milk -- which is sweat from its body.


During our own evolution, we humans lost all three so-called vitellogenin genes, each of which is important for the production of egg yolks. Chickens on the other hand, continue to have all three. The study demonstrates that platypuses still carry one of these three vitellogenin genes, despite having lost the other two roughly 130 million years ago. The platypus continues to lay eggs by virtue of this one remaining gene. This is probably because it is not as dependent on creating yolk proteins as birds and reptiles are, as platypuses produce milk for their young.


In all other mammals, vitellogenin genes have been replaced with casein genes, which are responsible for our ability to produce casein protein, a major component in mammalian milk. The new research demonstrates that the platypus carries casein genes as well, and that the composition of their milk is thereby quite similar to that of cows, humans and other mammals.


"It informs us that milk production in all extant mammal species has been developed through the same set of genes derived from a common ancestor which lived more than 170 million years ago -- alongside the early dinosaurs in the Jurassic period," says Guojie Zhang.
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Another trait that makes the platypus so unique is that, unlike the vast majority of mammals, it is toothless. Although this monotremes' nearest ancestors were toothed, the modern platypus is equipped with two horn plates that are used to mash food. The study reveals that the platypus lost its teeth roughly 120 million years ago, when four of the eight genes responsible for tooth development disappeared.


Only animal with 10 sex chromosomes


Yet another platypus oddity investigated by the researchers was how their sex is determined. Both humans and every other mammal on Earth have two sex chromosomes that determine sex - the X and Y chromosome system in which XX is female and XY is male. The monotremes, however, including our duck-billed friends from Down Under, have 10 sex chromosomes, with five Y and five X chromosomes.


Thanks to the near-complete chromosomal level genomes, researchers can now suggest that these 10 sex chromosomes in the ancestors of the monotremes were organized in a ring form which was later broken away into many small pieces of X and Y chromosomes. At the same time, the genome mapping reveals that the majority of monotreme sex chromosomes have more in common with chickens than with humans. But what it shows, is an evolutionary link between mammals and birds.


PLATYPUS FACTS


- The platypus is endemic to eastern Australia and Tasmania. It is a protected species and classified by the IUCN as near-threatened.


- Among the reasons why platypuses are considered mammals: they have mammary glands, grow hair and have three bones in their middle ears. Each trait helps to define a mammal.


- The platypus belongs to the mammalian order monotreme, so named because monotremes use a singular opening for urination, defecation and sexual reproduction.
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- The animal is an excellent swimmer and spends much of its time hunting for insects and shellfish in rivers.


- Its distinctive beak is filled with electrical sensors which are used to locate prey in muddy river beds.


- The male platypus has a venomous spur behind each of its hind legs. The venom is poisonous enough to kill a dog and is deployed when males fight for territory.


- Another 2020 study demonstrated that platypus fur is fluorescent. The animal's brown fur reflects a blue-green color when placed under UV light. (source: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2020-0027)
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Platypus and echidna genomes reveal mammalian biology and evolution
full article here

Abstract

Egg-laying mammals (monotremes) are the only extant mammalian outgroup to therians (marsupial and eutherian animals) and provide key insights into mammalian evolution1,2. Here we generate and analyse reference genomes of the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), which represent the only two extant monotreme lineages. The nearly complete platypus genome assembly has anchored almost the entire genome onto chromosomes, markedly improving the genome continuity and gene annotation. Together with our echidna sequence, the genomes of the two species allow us to detect the ancestral and lineage-specific genomic changes that shape both monotreme and mammalian evolution. We provide evidence that the monotreme sex chromosome complex originated from an ancestral chromosome ring configuration. The formation of such a unique chromosome complex may have been facilitated by the unusually extensive interactions between the multi-X and multi-Y chromosomes that are shared by the autosomal homologues in humans. Further comparative genomic analyses unravel marked differences between monotremes and therians in haptoglobin genes, lactation genes and chemosensory receptor genes for smell and taste that underlie the ecological adaptation of monotremes.

https://archive.is/wip/JKT2g
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>>3643867
What is this shit. Is it another of those "popular science articles" where they repeat the same funfacts in between "recently there has been great news, read further!"?
Go troll somewhere else please, this thread is nice and cozy.
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>>3644169
Read it yourself
>For the first time, an international team of researchers, led by University of Copenhagen biologists, has mapped a complete platypus genome. The study is published in Nature.
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>>3644344
Pretty neat read although I already knew prety much all of it by now. Thank you none the less.

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>>3644967
I want them to thrive and be fruitful
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>>3644970
I hope we all do.

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It's very cold in the northern hemisphere, remember to tuck your platys in tonight.
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>>3501454
I hate platypus and i absolutely hate the australian shill that’s always spamming this dogshit animal
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Where could the platypus be introduced that would allow it to thrive and boom in population while not becoming invasive, like the ring necked pheasant?
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>>3646145
Use the filter feature then.
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>>3646145

Shoo shoo Owl Gang, go back to your terrible /general
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>>3646145
Kek, imagine being so new you don't know how to autohide stuff.
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It's very important to alway make sure that your platypus is warm and dry befor you put them to bed. If you let them go to sleep wet they can get pneumonia and die. Good platypuaries like Healesville have little squeegee wipers on the entrance ways to their burrows to dry their platypuses off when the get out of the water.

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>>3646197
Maybe the Everglades or the Louisiana bayous, lots of craw dads in there
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I would say island lakes/stream system. I think there are too many aquatic preadators in Louisiana. It would have to be somewhere without things like dogs and foxes. They decimated platypus populations. Sadly I think the "domesticated" tiger rought is the only way to save the population. Just hopefully with much better "owners". I would exit bag myself if I ended up getting platys breader mill'ed in horrible unkempt dingy cages being neglected .

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I think they would do good in the clearwater springs in Florida. Imagine seeing platypuses swimming and foraging alongside manatees, would be cute.



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