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English citations of platypus

Singular platypus

  • 1779, George Shaw, The Naturalist's Miscellany: Or, Coloured Figures Of Natural Objects; Drawn and Described Immediately From Nature
    The Platypus is a native of Australia or New Holland, and is at present in the possession of Mr. Dobson, so much distinguished by his exquisite manner of preparing specimens of vegetable anatomy.

Plural form platypuses

  • 1958, Richard H. Manville, Concerning Platypuses, in Journal of Mammology, Vol. 39, No. 4
    For the past ten years the only living duck-billed platypuses, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, outside their native Australia and Tasmania were the two in the collection of the New York Zoological Society.

Plural form platypi

  • 1832, On the Mammary Glands of the Ornithorhynchus paradoxus, in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 122
    In the insides of several female Platypi which were shot, eggs were found of the size of a large musket-ball and downwards, imperfectly formed however, i. e. without the hard outer shell, which prevented their preservation. Several young Platypi were obtained and put into spirits, in which state they are forwarded.

Plural form platypie

    • 1990, Susan Marie Threatt, You Had to be There, page 78:
      What were the Coors Crazies, the Psycho Misfits, the Schizos and the Fender Benders of 1987, were now the Late Birds, The Melting Pot, The Ambitionists, The Dramatics, Purple Platypie, and Left of Center in 1989.
    • 2012 August 8, Inactive Night, “Perry the Platypus”, in FanFiction[1]:
      Feed him maggots or whatever the hell platypie eat.
    • 2015, Aiden Dartley, ‎Lillian Williams, Australian Surfer Dude, page 42:
      I hit a sign and the mouth of the mountain that said “​Beware of bears,​ ​killer bees, wallabies, kangaroos, and platypie, ”​ “said the sissy down the road” I said to myself.

Plural form platypies

  • 2015, Cathy Lubenski, Trashy Chic:
    Possibly her sheer pretentiousness, or that she knew everything about everything, or maybe because she treated her reporters like underoxygenated platypies.

Plural form platypus

  • 1998, Paul R. Manger, Leslie S. Hall & John D. Pettigrew, The Development of the External Features of the Platypus (Ornithorhynchus Anatinus), in Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, Vol. 353, No. 1372
    In this study, the examination of 33 nestling platypus was undertaken, which represents the largest collection of nestling platypus examined in any single study. The ages of these platypus ranged from the day of hatching through to approximately 6 months of age.

Plural form platypodes

  • 2001: Peter Mackay, Native Animal Recipes? in canb.general [2]
    Anyway, kangaroos evolved here, as did platypodes and a whole bunch of other birds and animals and fish and plants. Murray Cod. Emu. Macadamias.