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  1. Platypus By: Alisa, Jessica, Maya

  2. Diet • Platypuses eat insects and larvae, they pick up gravel as they chew up the insects and larvae so they can eat .

  3. Structures • Platypuses have a beaver like tail to swim. Platypuses have duck like feet to swim.

  4. Behavior • Platypuses feed milk to their young. • Platypuses hunt underwater.

  5. Habitat • Platypuses live in a burrow underground in Australia near water.

  6. Interesting Facts • Male platypuses have stingers on their rear feet. • Platypuses are one of nature’s unlikely animals. • Male platypuses are venomous. • Platypuses are bottom feeders. • Their reproduction is nearly unique.

  7. What If? • If a platypus lost it’s adaptations it would not survive because it can not use it’s Morphological or Behavioral adaptations.

  8. Sources • http://pl.atyp.us/platypix/large/Mm_21-39.jpg http://designeranimals2011.wikispaces.com/Obdurodon+dicksoni+-+Platypus http://roentgenrayreader.blogspot.com/2011/07/omovertebral-bone.html http://australian-animals.net/plat.htm http://scienceray.com/biology/zoology/the-one-and-only-platypus/ http://ferrebeekeeper.wordpress.com/tag/mammal/ http://www.darwinthenandnow.com/2011/06/the-platypus-terrorizes-evolution/