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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Informal group: Pelycosauria
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Cladus: Cynodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Prototheria
Ordo: Monotremata
Familia: Ornithorhynchidae
Genera (1 + 4†): Ornithorhynchus – †Monotrematum – †Obdurodon – †Steropodon – †Teinolophos

Ornithorhynchidae Gray, 1825


Steropodontidae Flannery et al., 1995
Authority for current placement: Rowe et al., 2008: 1241, fig. 5 (by implication, Steropodon is placed within the clade labelled Ornithorhynchidae, consistently with the text discussion and conclusions)


Ann. Philos., n.s., 10: 343.
Flannery, T.F.; Archer, M.; Rich, T.H.; Jones, R. 1995: A new family of monotremes from the Cretaceous of Australia. Nature, 377: 418-420. doi: 10.1038/377418a0
Rowe, T.; Rich, T.H.; Vickers-Rich, P.; Springer, M.; Woodburne, M.O. 2008: The oldest platypus and its bearing on divergence timing of the platypus and echidna clades. PNAS, 105(4): 1238-1242. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0706385105


Mammal Species of the World, A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd edition, 2005 ISBN 0801882214
Ornithorhynchidae in Mammal Species of the World.
Wilson, D. E., & Reeder, D. M. (editors) (2005). Mammal Species of the World — A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0801882214.
Ornithorhynchidae Report on ITIS

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Schnabeltier
eesti: Nokkloomlased
Ελληνικά: Ορνιθορρυγχίδες
español: Ornitorrincos
日本語: カモノハシ科
polski: Dziobakowate
русский: Утконосы
українська: Качкодзьобові

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