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Platypus and mammal evolution

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Published on May 10, 2008

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"Top billing for platypus at end of evolution tree

Monotreme's genome shares features with mammals, birds and reptiles.

A draft sequence of the platypus genome reveals reptilian and mammalian elements and provides more evidence for its place in the ancestral line of animal evolution."

http://www.nature.com/news/2008/08050...

CREDITS TOP TO BOTTOM: MEUL/ARCO/NATUREPL; N. A. CALLOW/NHPA; W. SLOSS/NATUREPL; J. ROTMAN/NATUREPL; J. JENSEN/IMAGEQUESTMARINE.COM; J. JENSEN/IMAGEQUESTMARINE.COM; G. ELLIS/FLPA; D. WATTS/NATUREPL; D. AUBREY/SPL; H. AUSLOOS/NHPA; T. J. RICH/NATUREPL; S. DALTON/NHPA; A. SANDS/NATUREPL; B. CASTELEIN/NATUREPL

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