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  Taxonomic history of the genus Ornithorhynchus Blumenbach, 1800  


    Ornithorhynchus Blumenbach, 1800
        Platypus Shaw, 1799

    †Ornithorhynchus maximus
        ?†Zaglossus robustus

    Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Shaw, 1799) Blumenbach, 1800 (platypus; vesinokkaeläin)
        Platypus anatinus Shaw, 1799
        Ornithorhynchus paradoxus Blumenbach, 1800
        Ornithorhynchus agilis De Vis, 1885


Burkitt, J. H., 1995: Mammals: A world listing of living and extinct species.
–iNet: [file no longer available, looking for new link]

McKenna, M. C. & Bell, S. K., (eds.) 1997: Classification of mammals – above the species level.
–Columbia University Press, New York, 1997, xii-631


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