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Monotrematum Pascual et al. 1992 (platypus)

Osteichthyes - Monotremata - Ornithorhynchidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 166671

Full reference: R. Pascual, M. Archer, E. O. Jaureguizar, J. L. Prado, H. Godthelp and S. J. Hand. 1992. The first non-Australian monotreme: an early Paleocene South American platypus (Monotremata, Ornithorhynchidae). Platypus and Echidnas. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 1-14

Parent taxon: Ornithorhynchidae according to J. N. Gelfo et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Obdurodon, Ornithorhynchus, Steropodon, Teinolophos

Subtaxa: Monotrematum sudamericanum

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore-herbivore