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Answered 2012-03-27 09:07:37

It isn't. The plural of platypus is platypuses, not platypi.

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Answered 2020-03-30 17:43:11

Wrong I work I work with other esteemed individuals in the field and it is in fact platipussies

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Is multiple platypus platypi or platypus?

Multiple platypus are Platypuses.



Is the plural word for platypus platypi?

No, more than one platypus is two or more platypuses. The plural is not 'platypi'.


What is a group of platterpus called?

unfortunately, you misspelled platypus. it is a common mistake though. more than one platypus are platypi.


What is the correct way to say the plural of platypus?

The plural of platypus is platypuses.It is not platypi.


What is the name of more than one platypus?

The plural of platypus is platypuses. It is not 'platypi'.


What is the word for more than one platypus?

More than one platypus is "platypuses". It is not "platypi".


What do you call more than one platypus?

More than one platypus is two or more platypuses. The plural is not 'platypi'.


What is the plural of platypus?

"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.


Do some animals plural end in pi?

octopus- octopi platypus- platypuses not platypi.



Are platypus feral?

No. They are wild. Feral refers to animals that were once domesticated or their descendants. Platypi were never domesticated.


What is the plural of Arceus?

I'm not sure why you would need this but i would go with Arcei. Kinda like plural for platypus is platypi.


Are killer platypus real?

No. There are no killer platypuses/platypi. The male platypus possesses a poisonous spur on his hind leg which can incapacitate a human, causing agonising pain, but it is only enough to kill a small dog.


Is the plural of platypus platypodes?

That would be the plural using Greek rules: both platypus and octopus are from Greek, and do not (as is commonly assumed) use the Latin plurals platypi and octopi.The correct English plural is either platypuses or the same word platypus (used as a group noun, like sheep or trout).


What else can a platypus be called?

The platypus should not be called anything else. It is just a platypus. It is not a duckbilled platypus, or any other such misnomer.


What are platypeople?

Platypeople are giant hybrids of platypus and man. Kind of like the minotaur, half bull & half man.'Platypeople' was a term used as a plural for 'platypus' in the popular kid's TV show, Phineas and Ferb. It was used alongside 'platypuses' and 'platypi'.


A platypus can also be called what other name?

The platypus is sometimes called a "duck-billed platypus", but this name is not used in Australia.


What is a platypus called when it is 17 weeks old?

From the time a platypus is hatched, it is called a platypus. It makes no difference whether the platypus is a day old, 17 weeks old or a year old. It is still a platypus. There is no official name for a young platypus. Despite what many websites report, a young platypus is not called a puggle.


What is the name of a platypus?

The platypus is simply called 'Platypus'. Its scientific name is Ornithorhynchus anatinus.


What other names are there for a platypus?

The platypus is also called a duckbill, or sometimes a duckbill platypus.


Local name of platypus?

The platypus is called the platypus wherever one happens to be in Australia.


How does the platypus lay eggs?

a group of platypus is called a 'businesss'


Is there a difference in the platypus and the duckbill platypus?

No, there is no difference whatsoever. Platypus is the correct name for the so-called duck-billed platypus. 'Duckbilled' is a misnomer.


Why is octopi the plural of octopus but platypus is platypuses and not platypi?

The pluralization of octopus as "octopi" is in fact, in its Latinate form, incorrect, as this would require it to be a second declension Latin word. Since its classification in Latin form is third declension, according to classical Latin grammar rules, the plural of octopus should be octopodes. In any case, the more commonly used plural of octopus is "octopuses" - which classicists regard as an incorrect oversimplification. Besides this, the plural of platypus cannot be universally agreed upon either - "platypuses", "platypus", and "platypi", as well as the grammatically correct plural "platypodes", are used with varying levels of popularity.


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