Ancient 'echidnapus' evidence of 'age of monotremes'

By Sam McKeith
Updated May 27 2024 - 2:05pm, first published 2:01pm
Scientists have discovered an "age of monotremes" that roamed Australia 100m years ago. (HANDOUT/AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM)
Scientists have discovered an "age of monotremes" that roamed Australia 100m years ago. (HANDOUT/AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM)

Ancient bones found in opal fields have given scientists a first-ever insight into a "civilisation" of echidna and platypus-like creatures that roamed Australia 100 million years ago.

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