A nice item, a brief history of the platypus, in 5 parts that's just brilliant. Further interesting is the foot note "Further reading" don't miss it. This is a wonderful historical account and should be made more widely available. For Quick reach here :
- Genome analysis of the platypus reveals unique signatures of evolution. Nature 453: 175-183. Abstract | Full text
- Relevant abstracts from Genome Research Platypus Genome Special
- Hall, B.K. (1999). The Paradoxical Platypus. BioScience 49(3): 211-218. JSTOR link
- Platypus biology at the Australian Platypus Conservancy
This is a wonderful historical account and should be made more widely available.