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Duck-Billed Platypus: Ornithorhynchidae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Platypus And People, Conservation StatusGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT

Platypus are found only in mainland Australia and the southern island of Tasmania. Platypus are distributed along Australia's east coast, to about 500 miles (800 kilometers) inland, from Cook-town, Queensland to Melbourne, Victoria, and into Tasmania.

All platypus live on the edges of freshwater bodies like lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams, in tropical and temperate regions.

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Animal Life ResourceMammals