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Duck-billed Platypus found in the EOL

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Posted on 2nd July 2011 by Judy Breck in Animals

The Duck-billed Platypus is designated an exemplar node in the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), cataloged as Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Shaw, 1799).

As the EOL website explains:

The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is an unprecedented global partnership between the scientific community and the general public. Our goal is to make freely available to anyone knowledge about all the world’s organisms. Anybody can register as an EOL member and add text, images, videos, comments or tags to EOL pages. Expert curators ensure quality of the core collection by authenticating materials submitted by diverse projects and individual contributors. Together we can make EOL the best, most comprehensive source for biodiversity information . . . .