The Ornithorhynchidae is a family of egg-laying mammals of the Order Monotremata.
The sole living representative of the group is Ornithorhynchus anatinus, the (duckbill)
platypus. Its distribution is confined to the easternmost portion of the Australian
continent, including Tasmania and some islands in the Bass Strait. Introduced to
Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
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