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The Mystery of The Platypus Deepens With The Discovery of Its Biofluorescent Fur – ScienceAlert

Scientists are seeing the Australian platypus in a whole new light. Under an ultraviolet lamp, this bizarre-looking creature appears even more peculiar than normal,…

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Scientists are seeing the Australian platypus in a whole new light. Under an ultraviolet lamp, this bizarre-looking creature appears even more peculiar than normal, glowing a soft, greenish-blue hue instead of the typical brown we’re used to seeing.
The recent discovery has not been found in any other monotreme species a primitive type of mammal and it has scientists wondering: Have we been overlooking an ancient world of fluorescent fur?
“Biofluorescence has now been observed in placental New World…

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