Platypus

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Platypus found to have biofluorescent fur
Platypus found to have biofluorescent fur
Credit: Mammalia 2020; 10.1515/mammalia-2020-0027

Scientists have found out that the fur of the Platypus is glowing in a greenish-blue color when under an ultraviolet lamp. The Platypus joins the ranks of several animals who are found to be biofluorescentin in recent years, like the hawksbill sea turtle in 2015 and the northern flying squirrel and the polka-dot tree frog in 2017