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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 8 months ago

Animal Experts. Are there any mammals that don't give live births, but are still considered mammals -- AND -- are there any mammals?

that do give live births, but don't feed their babies from their bodies? It seems like there is always exceptions to every rule.

This is a legitimate question, so please no insults.

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  • 8 months ago

    Australia's duck billed platypus, echidna and a few others lay eggs.

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  • Sky
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    8 months ago

    Question Mark is correct about the duckbilled platypus and the spiny echidna both being mammals who lay eggs rather than giving live birth. I'm not aware of any other species that fall into this very tiny category of mammalian life but I don't know that there aren't any.

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    8 months ago

    Excellent question! There are only 2 mammals that do not give live births: the PLATYPUS and the ECHIDNA.

    The platypus lays eggs, but it has mammary glands and produces milk. You can read up on the platypus by following the 2 links below.

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