Two of the most amazing mammals on Earth are the naked mole-rat and the platypus .
The platypus and the echidna - a nocturnal, burrowing mammal with a spiny coat, long claws, and no teeth - are the only known living members of a type of animal known as monotremes.
From the looks of you, if the gin had taken on the platypus, the platypus would've lost.
The mammals the researchers studied were the platypus , echidna, opossum, wallaby, hedgehog, mouse, rat, rabbit, cow, pig, bat, tree shrew, colugo, ringtail lemur, and humans.
Like the echidna, an adult platypus has no teeth.
The duckbill platypus is a current member of the ancient monotreme group.
The platypus is considered a primitive mammal, yet its bill appears to be highly advanced.
Perth Zoo is another fine place to see native wildlife, such as the platypus and echidna that were the inspiration for the Olympic mascots.
On page 23 the authors state, ‘The platypus has a bill like a duck and fur like a mammal, but has never been considered transitional.’
The egg-laying platypus of Australia is the world's most poisonous mammal.