What’s cooler than a venomous, duck-billed mammal that lays eggs? A giant one
Researchers have discovered a new species of platypus that were almost a meter long and lived about 5 to 15 million years ago based on a single tooth found several years ago in limestone.
Previously there were only 4 extinct platypus species known, which led scientists to believe that there were either large gaps in the fossil record or that their family tree is simply not diverse. But with this discovery they now know the evolution of the platypus is much more complex than they thought.