10 Reasons Why Platypodes Are The Weirdest Animals

Number 8 — The plural of “platypus” is “platypodes”

Photo By: Klaus on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0 — no modification made)

This strange animal that appears to be a hybrid between a beaver, mole, and duck, is known as the platypus. Its name originating from the Greek words for “flat” (platús) and “foot” (poús).

The platypus, with the taxonomic name Ornithorhynchus anatinus, is native to Australia and Tanzania. It is the…