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SPECIES Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Author:Shaw, 1799.
Citation:Nat. Misc., 10: pl. 385-386.
Common Name:Platypus.
Type Locality:Australia, New South Wales, New Holland (= Sydney).
Distribution:Queensland, New South Wales, SE South Australia, Victoria, and Tasmania (Australia).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc); common but vulnerable to local extinction.
Comments:Whether there are any valid subspecies is unclear; revision is needed. Species name is commonly attributed to Shaw and Nodder, but Nodder was the publisher, not an author.



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