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dc.coverage.spatialAustralia
dc.coverage.spatialTasmania
dc.coverage.temporal1970-12
dc.creatorGarst, Warren, 1922-2016, photographer
dc.date1970-12
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:41:03Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:41:03Z
dc.description35 mm slide; color.
dc.descriptionScientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Monotremata; Family: Ornithorhynchidae; Genus: Ornithorhynchus; Genus species: Ornithorhynchus anatinus.
dc.descriptionAnimal characteristics: Head-Body Length: 46 cm; Identification: A leathery bill, webbed feet, and a broad, flat tail are among the many distinguishing characteristics of the platypus. Also, males have ankle spurs; Habitat: Lakes and rivers; Diet: Omnivore: crustaceans, aquatic insects, larvae, frogs, plants; Reproduction: The breeding season is from August to October. Unlike most mammals, the platypus lays eggs. The female incubates her 23 eggs for 7-14 days inside a deep burrow. They are still considered mammals because they do have mammary glands that produce milk for the young; Behavior: As a platypus swims through the water, it keeps its eyes and ears closed, finding its way by probing with its duck-like bill. Males use their ankle spurs for defense against predators and other platypuses. Each spur has an accompanying venom gland; Status: No special status; Interesting Facts: When the first platypus specimen was found in 1798, scientists believed it was a fake animal because of its strange appearance. Not only does it lay eggs and have a bill like a bird and fur and mammary glands like a mammal, but its skeleton resembles that of a reptile. The males' venom is not deadly to humans but can cause great pain.
dc.format.mediumphotographs
dc.format.mediumslides (photographs)
dc.identifierMGARaaaa100973
dc.identifierGarst_15154.tif
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/53487
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relationFinding aid: https://lib2.colostate.edu/archives/findingaids/manuscripts/mgar.html
dc.relation.isformatofSlide no. G15154
dc.relation.ispartofGarst (Warren and Genevieve) Collection
dc.rightsColorado State University owns the rights for this material. Please contact Manuscripts at the CSU Libraries for use information: https://lib.colostate.edu/find/archives-special-collections/
dc.subjectmonotreme
dc.subject.lcshPlatypus
dc.subject.lcshOrnithorhynchus
dc.subject.lcshOrnithorhynchidae
dc.subject.lcshMonotremes
dc.subject.lcshMammals
dc.subject.lcshVertebrates
dc.subject.lcshChordata
dc.subject.lcshPlatypus
dc.titlePlatypus floating in water
dc.typeStillImage
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