Platypus eggs

OK so it’s not even close to being an archosaur, but these are too cool not to do a post about. Yet another specimen from the Oxford Museum, these are a set of eggs from a platypus. It is one thing to intellectually know that a species does something, but it is always nice to see that evidence in the flesh (or in the egg). I was genuinely excited to see these and since I’m currently lecturing about mammalian reproductive systems, it seemed too good an opportunity to miss not to post this up.

2 Responses to “Platypus eggs”


  1. 1 Albertonykus 27/10/2010 at 2:09 pm

    Good to see! Agreed, almost everyone knows that platypuses lay eggs, but only rarely do we see even a photograph of a platypus egg.


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