A tooth from a giant platypus fossil has been found in Australia.
Scientists have nicknamed the creature ‘platypus-zilla’ due to its unusual size.
Scientific tests show the creature would have lived between 5 and 15 million years ago.
The platypus tooth was found in Queensland.
Based on its size, the researchers have estimated that the new species (Obdurodon tharalkooschild) would have been at least twice as large as today’s platypus.
Researches said that with just one tooth, it was difficult to work out exactly what this species would have looked like.
The researchers are now hoping to find more platypus fossils in the same area to try and shed more light these unusual Australian animals.
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