Example sentences for: platypus

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

  • On the other there were new names, borrowings from Aboriginal languages, like boobook, dingo, koala, kurrajong, wallaby, wallaroo, waratah, and wombat, all from Dharuk (the Sydney language); descriptive names like blackbutt, bottlebrush, duckbill, flooded gum, and gumtree; or popular adoptions of scientific names like banksia, callistemon, casuarina, boronia, eucalyptus, and platypus.

  • For example, the platypus has challenged animal classifiers.

  • My child, the duck-billed platypus A sad example sets for us.

  • 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.

  • Occasionally, the colloquial name, by itself, adds to the information given in the binomial: the platypus (Ornithorhyncus anatinas ) is a (ducklike, bird-snouted) flatfoot.

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