(Phys.org) —The function of a spur on the hind leg of echidnas has been revealed by research at the University of Sydney.
No living mammal is more peculiar than the platypus. It has a broad, duck-like bill, thick, otter-like fur, and webbed, beaver-like feet. The platypus lays eggs rather than gives birth to live young, its snout is covered ...
(Phys.org) -- Platypuses on the Australian mainland and in Tasmania are fighting fit but those on small islands are at high risk of being wiped out from disease, according to a University of Sydney study.
(PhysOrg.com) -- A large international study published today in Nature has revealed new insights into how the regulation of the entire genome has changed during mammalian evolution over the past 200 million years.
(PhysOrg.com) -- The brain activity of ostriches in REM sleep is unique, alternating between fast, small waves - characteristic of REM sleep in other birds, and large, slow waves typical of those occurring during slow wave ...
Global warming could shrink the habitat of Australia's duck-billed platypus by a third, researchers warned Friday, with hotter, drier temperatures threatening its survival.
Abandon any notion that the duck-billed platypus is a soft and cuddly creature -- maybe like Perry the Platypus in the Phineas and Ferb cartoon.
(PhysOrg.com) -- New insights into the biology of the platypus and echidna have been published, providing a collection of unique research data about the world's only monotremes.