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Ornithorhynchus

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Ornithorhynchus — the platypus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of monotremes including the platypus (Ornithorhyncus anatinus). See Duck mole, under duck.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ornitho- + ῥύγχος ("snout") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mr. Darwin invented the theory that goes by that name, but the Ornithorhynchus was the first to put it to actual experiment and prove that it could be done.

    Following the Equator

  • Speaking of the indigenous coneys and bactrian camels, the naturalist said that the coniferous and bacteriological output of Australasia was remarkable for its many and curious departures from the accepted laws governing these species of tubercles, but that in his opinion Nature's fondness for dabbling in the erratic was most notably exhibited in that curious combination of bird, fish, amphibian, burrower, crawler, quadruped, and Christian called the Ornithorhynchus -- grotesquest of animals, king of the animalculae of the world for versatility of character and make-up.

    Following the Equator

  • Breaks incessantly occur in all parts of the series, some being wide, sharp and defined, others less so in various degrees; as between the orang and its nearest allies--between the Tarsius and the other Lemuridæ--between the elephant and in a more striking manner between the Ornithorhynchus or Echidna, and other mammals.

    John Farrell: Bad Faith (in Science): Darwin as All-Purpose Boogey Man?

  • Breaks incessantly occur in all parts of the series, some being wide, sharp and defined, others less so in various degrees; as between the orang and its nearest allies -- between the Tarsius and the other Lemuridæ -- between the elephant and in a more striking manner between the Ornithorhynchus or Echidna, and other mammals.

    John Farrell: Bad Faith (in Science): Darwin as All-Purpose Boogey Man?

  • Unusual species such as the platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus live in the Greater Blue Mountains Area.

    Greater Blue Mountains Area, Australia

  • There are 400 vertebrate taxa including 52 native mammals plus 13 introductions, 265 birds, 63 reptiles, more than 30 frogs, and unusual species such as the platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus and echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus aculeatus.

    Greater Blue Mountains Area, Australia

  • If moving from monotreme dreams to 'treme genes leaves you hungry for more information on Ornithorhynchus anatinus, reread this old Jurisdynamics post, Monotremata. posted by Jim Chen at 1:46 AM

    The platypus genome

  • The platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus, the enigmatic “duck”-billed mammal of Australia, puzzled zoologists for more than a century, especially with its anatomy and reproduction.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Ornithorhynchus anatinus, the duck-billed platypus.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Ornithorhynchus anatinus duck-billed platypus, 137, 293

    The Song of The Dodo

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  • The generic epithet of the binomen appearing above is misspelled. It should be Ornithorhynchus instead of Ornithorhyncus. In other words, the spelling of the generic epithet should be identical to the spelling of the word to which this page is devoted.

    July 28, 2011