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Platypus is a bird,a reptile, & a mammal

Friday, May 9, 2008

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Arguably the oddest beast in Nature’s menagerie, the platypus looks as it if were assembled from spare parts left over after the animal kingdom was otherwise complete. Now scientists know why. According to a study released Wednesday, the egg-laying critter is a genetic potpourri — part bird, part reptile and part lactating mammal. The task […]

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Platypus is a bird,a reptile, & a mammal

Friday, May 9, 2008

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Arguably the oddest beast in Nature’s menagerie, the platypus looks as it if were assembled from spare parts left over after the animal kingdom was otherwise complete. Now scientists know why. According to a study released Wednesday, the egg-laying critter is a genetic potpourri — part bird, part reptile and part lactating mammal. The task […]

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