Example sentences for: ornithorhynchus

How can you use “ornithorhynchus” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Ornithorhynchus (not, as printed, Ornithorhyncus) anatinas is a hybrid of two binomials: the first is the accepted Ornithorhynchus paradoxus, the second, the earlier (by one year) Platypus anatinas, which was discarded because it had already been used for a genus of Coleoptera (beetles).

  • More specific examples are: common earthworm ( Lumbricus terrestris ), European polecat ( Mustela putorius ), and duckbill platypus ( Ornithorhynchus anatinus ). These names must be in the "Common Name" database for the sequence entry to be identified with this method.

  • The scientists were sorely vexed, To classify him so perplexed Their brains that they with rags at bay Called him a horrid name one day, A name that baffles, frights, and shocks us, Ornithorhynchus paradoxus.

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