How are penguins different from platypuses?
While it is true that both penguins and platypuses are warm-blooded vertebrates which lay eggs in order to reproduce, and hunt for their food in the water, there are some very fundamental differences between the two.
The main difference between penguins and platypuses is that penguins are birds and platypuses are mammals.
- Penguins have feathers, while platypuses have fur.
- Penguins have beaks, while platypuses have snouts equipped with electroreceptors to help them find food: the penguin's beak has no such capabilities.
- Platypuses dig burrows deep into the soil if riverbanks for shelter and to lay their eggs; the only penguin that digs burrows is the Little Penguin, also known as the Fairy Penguin.
- Platypuse do not eat fish, but feed on tiny crustaceans and invertebrates; penguins eat fish, squid, krill and other marine creatures.
- Platyouses are freshwater animals but penguins are marine creatures.
To begin with, a platypus is a mammal and a penguin is a bird. this means the platypus feeds its young on mothers' milk, but the penguin does not. It also means that platypuses have a body covering of fur, while the penguin has feathers. Platypuses do not eat fish, unlike penguins. Platypuses also hunt for their food in fresh water, unlike the penguin that hunts for food in the ocean. The platypus range is… Read More
Despite the temperature and climate differences, platypuses in Queensland are no different to those in Tasmania.
Penguins are not mammals. They are referred to as flightless birds. Therefore, they are egg laying. It is also not true that platypuses are the only mammals to lay eggs. Echidnas (both the short beaked and the long beaked variety), like platypuses, are also monotremes, i.e. egg-laying mammals.
Platypuses, beavers and bats. Penguins are often thought to have fur, but in reality they have feathers.
Koalas and platypuses do not socialise with each other. They live in different areas, in different layers of the bush, and eat different foods.
No. Platypuses are endemic to Australia, while bobcats are from North America, so they never have the opportunity to meet dangerous ones such as bobcats. Platypuses eat small invertebrates. They do not eat vertebrates, and certainly do not prey on any mammals, let alone dangerous ones such as bobcats. Platypuses lack teeth, so would be unable to eat bobcats. They use grinding plates in their bills to crush small prey such as yabbies, crayfish and… Read More
No. Cougars do not eat platypuses, for the simple reason that platypuses and cougars occupy different continents. Platypuses are endemic to Australia, and there are no cougars in Australia.
Penguins don't come in different colours
Platypuses and echidnas are different from other mammals because they are monotremes, i.e. mammals which lay eggs.
Penguins come in different sizes. Different species of penguins have quite different sizes.
No. To begin with, platypuses and squirrels live on completely different continents. Platypuses live only in Australia, and there are no squirrels in Australia. Secondly, platypuses do not eat larger live animals. They hunt for small crustaceans and insect larvae which live on the bottom of creeks and rivers.
the vultures can fly and penguins can not fly
16 different kinds of penguins
There are 18 types of penguins.
Penguins ARE birds, your question is meaningless.
penguins cant fly parrots can fly
Dolphins are mammals, while penguins are birds.
there are 4 different species of penguins in Antarctica. adelie, emperor, chinstrap and gentoo penguins
A platypus IS a mammal. The only difference is that platypuses are egg-laying mammals, or monotremes. In every other sense, they are completely mammals.
No they are slightly different because Emperor penguins are slightly bigger and the King penguins are, well... smaller but only slightly and better ! The chicks of the two animals look different but when they are adults the colouring and patterns around the neck and shoulders are a bit different... So there you go !
they can stand the cold more easily
All penguins are in the class Aves. Penguins are birds. Each different group of penguins has its own genus. There is no genus called aves.
There are sixteen different species of penguins in the world. A few of these are the emperor, the rockhopper, the Gentoo, the Adelie, the chinstrap, and the Humboldt.
yes they are the best penguins in the wold Another Answer 'Best' is a judgement, and you are the judge. King Penguins are among the tallest of the 17 different species of penguins.
Platypuses and echidnas are the only known monotremes. Monotremes are unique types of mammals which lay eggs, rather than giving birth to live young. Both the platypus and the echidna are found in Australia, while echidnas are also found in New Guinea.
No. Beavers and platypuses are from different continents.
Penguins are birds, whales are mammals, and salmon are fish.
Penguins are different from birds because they spend 75% of their time in the water, so they really don't need to fly.
A penguin is classified in different groups like:largest of penguins or bush tailed penguins
no they don't they live in different places and if they do i don't know
There is only one species of platypus - Ornithorhynchus anatinus.
There is just one species of platypus, and that is ornithorhynchus anatinus.
I think you're thinking of Emperor penguins, but there are many diffrent things between each species of penguin.
Do platypuses eat different things throughout the seasons for example bark in the winter for some animals?
No. Platypuses feed on the same food throughout the year, as their food source does not tend to change with the seasons.
yes. that certain type of penguin goes by different names.
No, they are different. The Emperor penguin is larger than the King penguin.
Polar Bears live North, penguins are in the south. Penguins swim faster than Polar Bears. Polar bears are white, and penguins are typically black and white.
No. The platypus has only ever been a platypus. Fossil evidence shows that ancient platypuses were not much different from modern platypuses, apart from being bigger and having teeth.
No. Platypuses do not and cannot eat other platypuses. Their diet is restricted to aquatic invertebrates.
These are called isabelline penguins, and approximately 1 in 50,000 penguins are born brown. It's different from albinism. These penguins live shorter lives than black penguins, as they are not well-camouflaged and are often passed over as mates.
No, echidnas are not related to platypuses. Echidnas and platypuses are both monotremes, meaning they are the only known egg-laying mammals. For this reason, they may be considered by some to be related, but in fact their families are completely different. The echidna belongs to the family Tachyglossidae, while the platypus belongs to the family Ornithorhynchidae.
Although they are both mammals, echidnas and platypuses have different feet. Platypuses have feet with retractable webbing. They have webbed feet which help when they are swimming, but their unique design is such that the webbing membrane can be retracted when the platypus digs its burrow. Echidnas have feet with very sharp claws for digging. Their feet are not webbed.
No. America does not have platypuses. Platypuses are endemic to eastern Australia.
Everyone has their own opinion. Take your choice.
Yes. In fact there are seventeen different kinds of of the species.
Penguins live in a few different places. Cold weather penguins live in Antarctica. There are also warm weather penguins that life in Africa and South America.
Yes. Australia is the only continent where platypuses and wombats are found in the wild. There is one species of platypus, which is found in the eastern half of the continent, and three different species of wombats, which are found in the east and south.
Because they are somewhat different but truly the same because of their colors and personalities!.
no they do not.... polar bears live in the north, penguins in the south. Two different hemispheres.