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The platypus makes up the family Ornithorhynchidae, in the order Monotremata (Monotremes in the Class of Mammals). The scientific name for the Platypus is Ornithorhynchus anatinus, which means bird-snout and its common name Platypus refers to its webbed feet. It's also known as the duck-billed platypus and is native to Australia. It's been around for 130 million years, seeing the dinosaurs come and go.
Platypus of Australia

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