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Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Ever since the first Platypus specimen (a dried skin) was sent to Britain from the Australian colonies in around 1798, this animal has been surrounded by...

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platypus

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 6 words.

has the plural form platypuses.

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platypus

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 6 words.

has the plural form platypuses.

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Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 8 words.

Plural platypuses, not *platypi. See -us 4.

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platypus

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 223 words.

Pl. platypuses. As one writer warns: “Don't expect platypus spotting to be a close-up, cuddly affair. Platypuses (never platypi)

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Platypus

Tom R. Grant.

in The Encyclopedia of Mammals

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 1277 words.

Ever since the first Platypus specimen (a dried skin) was sent to Britain from the Australian colonies in around 1798

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platypus

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Ever since the first Platypus specimen (a dried skin) was sent to Britain from the Australian colonies in around 1798, this animal has been surrounded by...

See overview in Oxford Index

platypus

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 88 words.

an aquatic mammalian species (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) endemic to Australia. This mammal has reptilian characteristics, in that it lays

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platypus

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5 words.

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platypus

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 6 words.

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platypus

in Dictionary Plus Science and Technology

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 89 words.

A nocturnal monotreme mammal, the only member of the family Ornithorhynchidae native to eastern Australia and Tasmania that is highly

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