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Obdurodon insignis Woodburne and Tedford 1975 (platypus)

Osteichthyes - Monotremata - Ornithorhynchidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 166545

Full reference: M. O. Woodburne and R. H. Tedford. 1975. The first Tertiary monotreme from Australia. American Museum of Novitates 2588:1-11

Belongs to Obdurodon according to M. O. Woodburne and R. H. Tedford 1975

Sister taxa: Obdurodon dicksoni, Obdurodon tharalkooschild

Type specimen: SAM P18087, a tooth (right upper molar). Its type locality is SAM Quarry North, which is in an Oligocene/Miocene terrestrial sandstone in the Etadunna Formation of Australia.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore-herbivore