Definition of Ornithorhynchus anatinus
1. Noun. Small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae.
Generic synonyms: Egg-laying Mammal, Monotreme
Group relationships: Genus Ornithorhynchus, Ornithorhynchus
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Literary usage of Ornithorhynchus anatinus
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1. A Geographical History of Mammals by Richard Lydekker (1896)
"(Ornithorhynchus anatinus.} one of which is widely different from the other ... The duckbill (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), as the single representative of the ..."