Monotreme Mammals?


A monotreme is a mammal that lays eggs. Monotremes also have a common opening for the urogenital and digestive systems. Monotremes are now restricted to Australia and New Guinea, and comprises the platypus and echidnas.
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Short-Beaked Echidna
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Monotremata Family: Tachyglossidae Genus: Tachyglossus Species: Tachyglossus aculeatus
Echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), or spiny ant eaters as they are sometimes known, are familiar to most Australians. Echidnas are monotremes (mammals that lay eggs). There are only three species of monotreme in the world -- the platypus and two... More »
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Monotremes are mammals. Monotremes are unique types of mammals which lay eggs, rather than giving birth to live young.
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