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Monotremes Skulls and Skeletons
Monotremes Skulls and Skeletons sometimes known as spiny anteaters, belong to the family Tachyglossidae in the monotreme order of egg-laying mammals. The four extant species, together with the platypus, are the only surviving members of the order Monotremata and are the only living mammals that lay eggs. The diet of some species consists of ants and termites, but they are not closely related to the true anteaters of the Americas. Echidnas live in Australia and New Guinea. 

The platypus or Ornithorhynchus anatinus, sometimes referred to as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. The animal is the sole living representative of its family, though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record.
The first preserved platypus body was thought to have been a fake, made of several animals sewn together when it was first looked at by scientists in 1799!


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