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Is the plural of platypus platypodes?

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July 14, 2011 4:56PM

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).