How the Venomous, Egg-Laying Platypus Evolved
Geege Schuman stashed this in Evolution
It's like a real life Pokemon!
"Evolved" doesn't seem quite right. "Compiled" maybe.
:-) I would love to see a platypus assembly kit.
Inaction figure! :-)
Yes! Inaction! :)
Btw 80 million years is a long time.
Mammal-like reptiles diverged from the lineage they shared with birds and reptiles about 280 million years ago.
Around 80 million years later, the monotremes—or egg-laying mammals—split off from the mammalian lineage, says Rebecca Young, a biologist at the University of Texas at Austin.
All that remains of that branch of the family tree is the platypus and four species of echidna. (Related: "Which Animals Have Barely Evolved?")
Not seeing it.
Look at it!
No, I mean the photo doesn't load for me.
Ah, I see it now! Super cute!