People are amazed part of a giant platypus fossil has been found in Australia.
Scientists have nicknamed the mysterious creature ‘platypus-zilla’ and say it would have been huge when compared to an ordinary platypus. It really is giant measuring more than 1 metre long.Tests show the creature would have lived between five and 15 million years ago!
Prof Mike Archer, from the University of New South Wales in Australia,spoke to us earlier and said: “Suddenly up pops ‘playtpus-zilla’ – this gigantic monstrosity that you would have been afraid to swim with. “It indicates there are branches in the platypus family tree that we hadn’t suspected before.” Everyone is amazed.