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Obdurodon dicksoni Archer et al. 1992 (platypus)

Osteichthyes - Monotremata - Ornithorhynchidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 166585

Full reference: M. Archer, F. A. Jenkins, S. J. Hand, P. Murray, and H. Godthelp. 1992. Description of the skull and non-vestigial dentition of a Miocene platypus (Obdurodon dicksoni n. sp.) from Riversleigh, Australia, and the problem of monotreme origins. Platypus and Echidnas 15-27

Belongs to Obdurodon according to M. Archer et al. 1992

Sister taxa: Obdurodon insignis, Obdurodon tharalkooschild

Type specimen: QM F20564, a skull (skull with L and RP1-2/). Its type locality is Ringtail Site, which is in a Miocene fluvial horizon in Australia.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore-herbivore