What is the plural of platypus?

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"Platypus" or "platypuses" are both accepted plural forms.

The plural of platypus is not platypi. It is unfortunate that some dictionaries include platypi as a plural. Listing "octopi" as the plural of octopus is also incorrect, for the same reason. Both words are from Greek, not Latin.

"Platypi" is a colloquialism, and incorrect both grammatically and etymologically. The term uses pseudo-Latin rules.
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What is a platypus?

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What does a platypus do?

A platypus does many things. Unlike almost all other mammals, it reproduces by laying eggs. It swims, yet uses its feet also for digging burrows. It hunts for food in freshwat

What makes a platypus a platypus?

The platypus has a number of unique characteristics which set it apart from other animals. It has: . Webbed feet with a retracting webbed membrane which can expose the claws

Is a platypus is a what?

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Is the plural of platypus platypodes?

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Is a duckbilled platypus a kind of platypus?

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What does a male platypus have that a female platypus does not have?

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What does the platypus have?

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What do platypus and platypus frogs have in common?

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